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VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35634
Published 2019-12-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Scientists have shown that amputees can actually be convinced that the prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. They do this by going beyond the “seeing is believing” idiom based on established research on how the brain identifies what belongs to its own body. Instead of using the sense of sight alone, they used an astute combination of two senses: sight and touch.