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TED Video: Todd Kuiken About Bionic Prosthetics That Feel

Surgeon and engineer Todd Kuiken is building the most advanced prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system to improve motion, control and even to provide feeling. During Kuiken’s TED presentation, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm.Amputees could soon be fitted with prosthetic limbs that enable them to regain their sense of touch, thanks to a break-through new bionic hand device. The advance is the latest of several recent developments by Dr. Todd Kuiken whose targeted reinnervation (TR) technique is opening up a wealth of possibilities in the field.

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