A new device called HandMorph can help adults get a taste of what it's like to interact with the world as a child, researchers say.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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The method could help give surgeons more feedback about how close they are to soft tissue during robot-assisted surgery, researchers say.
April 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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"We found that children who had been coded at some point with physical abuse were more likely to have also been brought in for treatment of a fingertip injury."
Feb. 13, 2020 • ~2 min
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When it comes to making errors on your smartphone touchscreen, it's all in the thumbs. But it's length, not thickness, that matters.
Feb. 12, 2020 • ~4 min
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The AuraRing system can track hand movements and the user's finger, which could allow finer control over games, smartphones, VR, and more.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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Extremely rare lemurs called aye-ayes have long, spidery fingers for spearing grubs. Scientists have just discovered that they have "pseudothumbs," as well.
Oct. 21, 2019 • ~4 min
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A test of mobile typing speed reveals that the gap between mobile and desktop has narrowed. You can try the texting speed assessment for yourself.
Oct. 7, 2019 • ~3 min
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A new e-glove can help people with prosthetic hands feel pressure and temperature, while also giving prostheses the softness and warmth of real skin.
Sept. 4, 2019 • ~3 min
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