New material derived from graphene improves the performance of neuroprostheses

After an amputation or a severe nerve injury, patients lose to a greater or lesser extent the ability to move and feel a lost limb, which limits their autonomy in activities of daily living. Currently, the only strategy that allows recovery of the lost functions consists of neuroprostheses: electrodes capable of stimulating the nerves to induce specific sensations, and of recording motor signals that, once decoded, can be sent to a bionic prosthesis.

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