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Scientists develop first artifical hand that has feeling

A team of scientists from Italy and Sweden has developed what is believed to be the first artificial hand that has feeling. It has been attached to the arm of a 22-year-old man who lost his own hand through cancer.

Researchers say it works by connecting human nerve endings with tiny electronic sensors. Even though it took them 10 years to get to this stage, this is a major advancement in simulating a human arm since the brain controls it without any muscular contraction.

Check it out below in the video from BBC News:

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Time November 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM

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Comment from Keith Maze
Time February 4, 2010 at 10:16 AM

I am also in the same shape as the young man in the video. Cancer Right Arm Amputee. Are these available for someone on disability with Medicare Insurance?

Comment from admin
Time February 4, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Keith Maze,

Unfortunately I do not have the necessary information to answer your question. Try contacting your Medicare Insurance, they should know more.

Best of luck!

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