A team of researchers at the Technical University of Lausanne, Scola Superieure, have developed a thermal sensor system that has the potential to restore the full range of sensations in amputees. This technology allows amputees to experience temperature sensations during tasks, adding a human touch to their experience.

The researchers successfully trialed the thermal sensor system and found that participants were able to discriminate between bottles of water at different temperatures. The study also showed an improvement in the participant’s ability to discriminate between human and prosthetic hands. Further work is underway to improve the system, including combining it with other sensations such as touch and proprioception.

The researchers believe that this technology will soon play a significant role in the commercial prosthetics industry, providing amputees with a more realistic experience and improving their quality of life.

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