‘Electronic skin’ allows user to experience a sense of touch and pain; ‘After many years, I felt my hand, as if a hollow shell got filled with life again,’ amputee volunteer says.
IEEE Spectrum reports that a team of Johns Hopkins researchers has enabled a prosthesis to perceive and transmit the feeling of pain. BME’s Nitish Thakor is quoted.
Group that supports civilian space research from across JHU funds four interdisciplinary research projects.
The Baltimore Sun ran a story and video about a special prosthetic foot that was designed by a mechanical engineering senior design team to accommodate high heeled shoes.
The Washington Post recently featured a video report about Whiting School mechanical engineering students who designed and built a prosthetic foot that adjusts to fit heels up to four inches high. The student team hopes the invention will help change lives for women who’ve lost a leg or foot to amputation.