How We Feel: Geoffrey Simmons on the Sensation of Touch

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from CSC Senior Fellow & physician Geoffrey Simmons as he discusses the design behind the sense of touch. We’re now seeing attempts–such as a DARPA project that seeks to develop a prosthetic hand that can feel–to mimic the natural phenomenon of touch in medical technology. Simmons explains how touch works, and examines the possibility of scientists being able to imitate the design of sensation for technological use.

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