Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome. (AP Photo/Patrizia Tocci, Science Translational Medicine)

Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — European researchers have taken a step toward prosthetics with a sense of touch: They created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences in the shape and hardness of different objects, […]


Heather Abbott of Newport, RI., wears her new "high-definition" silicon prosthetic leg, right, which now allows her to also wear 4-inch high heels during a media availability in Warwick, RI., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Marathon bomb victim gets new leg for high heels

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has a new prosthetic leg that will allow her to wear her favorite high heels. Heather Abbott of Newport showed off the […]