"In the very first set of tests, in which researchers gently touched each of the prosthetic hand’s fingers while the volunteer was blindfolded, he was able to report with nearly 100 percent accuracy which mechanical finger was being touched. The feeling, he reported, was as if his own hand were being touched."
With this news, we're excited to see the incredible uses of the tech for the many well-deserving people out there without all of their appendages. Also, we're excited to see how long it'll take the tech to reach The Empire Strikes Back-level heights so that people can become real-life Luke Skywalkers (you know, without the mind powers).
Brett Williams is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. He's hoping that this is just the start of a new future for prosthetics.