iCandy: July 2010

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These artificial hands won’t be just dumb pinchers. Engineers at Otto Bock Health Care Products in Vienna are endowing them with technology called targeted muscle reinnervation, which connects the prostheses to nerve endings in the wearer’s arm so he or she has complete dexterity and the ability to “feel” what the hand is touching.
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