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Smart sock gives sensation to prosthetic limbs

Researchers in Austria have developed a sock that adds sensation to prosthetic limbs.

Called proCover, the design of the sock is close to the natural sense of touch.

The wearable is a low cost one and this means more people can afford it. The sock covers the entire foot and ankle. This is in turn connected to a ring of vibrating motors that can be worn wherever the user finds convenient.

The motors vibrate at different frequencies depending on where the pressure is put.

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