In a huge step forward for the assistive-technology field, an Italian man who lost his left forearm in a car crash was successfully linked to a robotic hand, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial limb and control it with his thoughts, reports the Associated Press. During a one-month experiment conducted last year, 26-year-old Pierpaolo Petruzziello felt like his lost arm had grown back again, although he was only controlling a robotic hand that was not even attached to his body. Though similar experiments have been successful before, the European scientists who led the project say this was the...

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