Research Paper

Abstract

Neurotouch is a research project about the next generation of prosthetic arm technology. This new generation of prosthetic technology, sometimes referred to as neuroprosthetics, gives the user the opportunity to control their prosthetic limb with their mind and regulate the force they use when manipulating items. This technology is also currently in the infant stages of providing sensory feedback to its users. Sensory feedback in this context is the ability to feel temperature and texture. There are many labs all over the world that currently developing these neuroprosthetics, but this study focuses particularly on the technology surrounding the DEKA , John Hopkins APL (Applied Physics Laboratory) and the IMES (implantable myoelectric sensor) prosthetic arms.  Our research focuses on the new advancements in this field and examines the social implications of this new technology.

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