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Something Lost, Something Gained: High-Tech Prosthetics Build on New Understandings of the Human Body
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... Four years later, Prestwood had a meeting that changed his life. A group of researchers led by Dustin Tyler, a biomedical engineer at Case Western Reserve University and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was working on a new prosthetic device that would connect directly with the remaining nerves of an amputated limb.
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... Johnny Matheny examines Kuiken started testing the rewiring procedure on rodents during his the Modular Prosthetic doctoral studies in the 1980s after reading an academic article that proposed Limb (MPL) that has made tasks like cooking easier moving nerves left over after a limb amputation to muscles in another part and joys like playing the of the body as a method of enhancing the electrical signals from the severed piano a possibility again.
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... Another unanticipated consequence of TMR was that some patients began Another unanticipated to experience induced sensations from their missing limbs. In a follow-up session after surgery, one subject reported feeling coldness in his missing hand consequence of TMR immediately after an experimenter dabbed an alcohol swab on the part of was that some his chest where his severed nerves had been rerouted.
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... Photo and Illustration Credits: Ancient Egyptian toe prosthetic: © University of Basel, Life Histories of Theban Tombs Project, Image: Matjaž Kaˇ iˇ nik; Johnny Matheny with MPL and child's hand holding MPL: Courtesy of cc Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Library; Rikky Muller: National Academy of Engineering. © 2020 by the National Academy of Sciences.

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