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Case Western Reserve University: Restoring the Sense of Touch

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A new prosthetic system allows amputees to feel familiar sensations and also, somewhat unexpectedly, reduces their phantom pain.

Developed by researchers at the Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The system to reactivate areas of the brain that produce the sense of touch, but recipients of prosthetic hands reported their phantom pain subsiding almost completely after being hooked up to the system.