Bionic hand feels real, says amputee
Amputee Dennis Aabo lost his left hand in a firework accident ten years ago.
Scientists fitted electrodes to nerves in his arm which connected to a prosthetic hand.
The operation allowed him to `feel' the shape and density of objects even when blindfolded - this gave him much greater control of the prosthesis.
Mr Aabo spent a month doing laboratory tests with the hand, after which he had the electrodes removed.
Much work needs to be done to make a more mobile version that could be worn outside the lab.
The 36-year-old Dane said the bionic hand was "amazing" and he was looking forward to having one permanently.
- From the section Health