This Module Offers Accurate Electrical Feedback to Patients

 - May 1, 2018
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A group of scientists and researchers working out of the University of Illinois have developed a high-tech prosthetic attachment module that is designed to make it easier for people who have to wear artificial limbs to receive reliable and comfortable tactile feedback when they interact with objects in the surrounding environment.

Most existing prosthetic limbs tend to be equipped with pressure-sensitive sensors, but these systems can sometimes result in users receiving either too much or too little feedback when the electronics get tampered with.

This is where the new prosthetic attachment module comes in. This system, which can be inserted inside a prosthetic limb, keeps tabs on users' electrical skin in order to provide consistent and accurate tactile feedback to patients.