A group of researchers working on prosthetic technology have made a breakthrough in the field with the development of a thermal sensing system. This cutting-edge technology has the potential to restore the entire range of sensations in amputees, allowing them to experience temperature sensations during tasks and adding a human touch to their experience.
A successful trial of the thermal sensing system was conducted, where a participant was able to distinguish between bottles of water at different temperatures and improve their ability to differentiate between human and prosthetic arms. The researchers from Lausanne Technical University and Scola Supérieure are confident that this technology will play a significant role in the commercial prosthetic industry in the near future.
The team’s findings have been published in an article, outlining their research and its implications for the field of prosthetics. While there is still work to be done to improve the system, combining it with other sensations like touch and proprioception could significantly enhance amputees’ experiences with prosthetics. Overall, this breakthrough represents an exciting new direction for prosthetic technology that could change lives for many individuals who have lost limbs.