Inflatable Smart Hands Provide Real-Time Tactile Control

Engineers at MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have developed a highly dexterous neuroprosthetic hand capable of performing an array of everyday activities. This soft, lightweight smart hand provides tactile feedback and can be made at a fraction of the cost of traditional neuroprosthetics.

“This is not a product yet, but the performance is already similar or superior to existing neuroprosthetics, which we’re excited about,” says Xuanhe Zhao , professor of mechanical engineering and of civil and environmental engineering at MIT.