Haptic feedback will provide prosthetic wearers with tactile sensation when the prosthetic touches or grasps an object. This feedback will lead to the prosthetic’s being incorporated into the wearer’s body image. Rather than being just a machine attached to the user, it will become part of the wearer’s body image. This paper was written for my Physiology class in the Fall semester of 2012, and was accompanied by a presentation.
I have since discovered the wonders of channelrhodopsin-2 and hope to explore their use in providing stimulus to truncated nerves in a person’s residuum.