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Solar-powered skin for prosthetic limbs

by Futures Centre, Apr 10
1 minute read

Engineers at Glasgow University have developed a synthetic ‘skin’ for prosthetic hands which can create its own energy to power its tactile and pressure response capacities. Made from graphene (the strongest known material), the skin allows the artificial hands to partially operate without the need for a battery pack, resulting in a lighter structure more comfortable for the wearer.


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