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Italian researchers to experiment with bionic hand


Rome, February 18 - Researchers say they have
created the first bionic hand with a sense of touch and intend
to transplant it onto a Roman man later this year.
The patient in this pioneering experiment is in his 20s and
living in Rome, says Italian researcher Silvestro Micera of the
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
He announced the plans during a meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston.
The patient, who lost his hand in an accident, will see the
new bionic hand wired into his nervous system, which should
allow him to control the new hand with his thoughts, according
to Micera.
The man will also be able to receive touch signals from the
bionic hand's sensors, he added.
"We could be on the cusp of providing new and more
effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next year," said

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