A new type of bionic arm has been created, leaving two men with the ability to feel according to US scientists.
The artificial hand has sensors which send electrical signals to the nerves in the patients upper arm, restoring their sense of touch.
Igor Spetic lost his right hand in an accident four years ago and was fitted with a prosthetic limb meaning he could not feel the world about him. He had to carefully judge his actions and be careful to not squeeze things too hard.
With the new bionic hand, Igor can feel the difference between Velcro and sandpaper even with a blindfold on.
This scientific revelation means users like Igor are able to perform more delicate tasks as they have a sense of what they are touching and how hard their grip on objects is.
Scientists hope that this kind of technology will be more widely used in the future.
Written by Charlotte