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Electrotactile Stimulation: I feel You. Sort of.

Here is a bit of cool technology that might one day help surgeons “feel” their way around inside the body.

 

Rather than simply feeling the physical nature of the tissues they cut and dissect and suture, they can now, with this new technology, sense the tissue’s pressure, temperature, and electrical properties. Bet this will take some getting used to but its potential is interesting. Did Bones have this stuff on the Enterprise?

 

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Medical Issues

 
 
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