Artificial Skin

Artificial Skin

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

COVID-19 Vaccine & Race, Melting Ice Moulins, Artificial Skin

Episode: COVID-19 Vaccine & Race, Melting Ice Moulins, Artificial Skin

  • Jan 19, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 16:14 mins

Although unpleasant, pain is our skin's way to warn us of danger. Prosthetics, however, still can’t sense feelings like pain—until now. Madhu Bhaskaran, a professor of electronic and telecommunications engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, led the effort to develop artificial skin that reacts to pain.

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