This New Prosthetic Leg Hooks Into Users’ Nervous Systems

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One of the study participants walking with a prototype of the new prosthetic leg. (Credit: Federica Barberi)

A new prosthetic leg integrates with a wearer’s nervous system to give real-time feedback about their environment. Users can report they can “feel” where their artificial leg is in space, giving them the ability to complete a range of tasks previously out of reach.

Researchers described tests with the new prosthetic in Science Translational Medicine this week in three patients with

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