Specialists of the California Institute of Technology for the first time were able to restore the sensitivity of the limb to the paralyzed patient with the help of electrodes. This required surgical intervention. Eurekalert resource informs about the operation .
Three years ago, the patient as a result of spinal cord injury not only lost limb mobility, but also ceased to feel them. The scientists performed a surgical operation and connected the electrodes to the human somatosensory system to stimulate neurons. So signals about touches, squeezes and other sensations began to flow into the brain. The mobility of the hand did not return, but sensitivity returned.
Experts believe that this technology will help create sensitive prostheses. This will improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.