27 June 2018
Vol 3, Issue 19

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ONLINE COVER Progress in Prosthetics. Recent advances in materials science and neuroscience have improved prostheses, but artificial capabilities are still limited compared with those of biological limbs. After extensively mapping nerve stimulations to tactile perceptions, Osborn et al. developed an electronic "skin" that translates neuromorphic tactile information from a prosthesis to the amputee. Hahne et al. implemented a regression-based control approach that allowed simultaneous and proportional control of two degrees of freedom and was robust over multiple days and limb positions. These studies may lead to better control of and more realistic behavior with artificial limbs. [CREDIT: L. OSBORN/NEUROENGINEERING & BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION LAB, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY]