In December, a team of researchers at South Korea's Seoul National University unveiled the latest advances in artificial limbs: a new type of high-tech prosthetic that involves "smart skin" being attached to an artificial limb to restore the person's sense of touch. The simulated skin can be stretched over the entire prosthesis and is accoutered with ultra-thin single crystalline silicon nanoribbon, which allows people who use artificial limbs to feel heat, pressure, and moisture. The polymer that covers the sensors will even feel like warm human skin to anyone who touches it. South Korea possesses the most sophisticated and futuristic advances in prosthetic limbs.


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