April 17, 2007 7:45pm CST
In the past decade, scientist have built artificial arms that are wired into the wearer's nervous system. Technology has advanced to the point that prosthetic arms look eerily like the real thing and are equipped with hands so dexterous they can manipulate the keys of a saxophone. Now and American company, the Sabolich Prosthetic and Research Center, has developed an arm that uses pressure and temperature sensors to transmit feeling as well. Scientist are also testing an artificial eye that can be wired to a tiny camera implanted in the eye socket. The wearer will be able to see crude shapes at least and import a video signal from any source. including a camcorder or a satellite dish.