New Sensor Allows Amputee to Feel!


New Sensor Allows Amputee to Feel!

Igor Spetic lost his hand in a work accident, and now he can feel with a sweet new prosthetic hand!

An industrial accident left Igor Spetic without his right hand, and thanks to the miracles of modern science he is able to feel again.

Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center have developed a prosthetic arm with twenty different sensors, allowing Igor to experience the sensation of touch. Aside from being thrilled to 'feel' again, Igor says that the new prosthetic has helped alleviate his phantom pain symptoms.
"Our goal is not just to restore function, but to build a reconnection to the world." - Dustin Tyler: Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve

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