Electronic skin may help amputees sense touch, temperature and humidity

Sydney, July 11 (ANI): Scientists of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have come up with a medical breakthrough that could allow amputees to sense their surroundings.

Researchers have developed a flexible sensor with the potential for integration into electronic skin, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

If proves to be successful, the e-skin could attach to prosthetic limbs, and allow people with artificial appendages to experience changes in their environments, such as touch, humidity and temperature, simultaneously.

The Technion Society has termed it as a big breakthrough as current forms of e-skin can only detect touch.

According to research team leader Professor Hossam Haick, the new system uses gold particles and a kind of resin, which is at least 10 times more sensitive to touch than other touch-based e-skin systems. (ANI)

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