Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Amputee

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new type of pressure sensor which they say could prevent damaging sores for many thousands of patients.

The technology has been funded by the Medical Research Council in a scheme to help scientists work with UK companies. It is being tried out initially with amputees, who often suffer problems caused by rubbing against their artificial limbs.

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