sense of touch

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the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)

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The lack of a sense of touch greatly affects people who are paralyzed.
Prosthetic hands with this artificial 'skin' could also return a sense of touch to amputees.
At four months, "the sense of touch is still disconnected from other senses", said Jannath Begum Ali, a psychologist at the University of London and one of the study's authors.
ISLAMABAD -- A new study has revealed that people who had their own hand or a transplanted hand reattached can regain nearnormal sense of touch even years later of the surgery.
Scientists in the US have reported that advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients.
Sense of Touch and Common Feeling was originally published as part of a series of articles on physiological topics edited by Rudolph Wagner.
Now a University of Washington startup aims to give operators of underwater robots this same sense of touch.
The sense of touch is very important to blind people.
The scientists trained the subjects' sense of touch to be more sensitive.
People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to research funding by the National Institutes of Health.
They found that 1 in 5 also had impaired touch, suggesting that some genes causing deafness may also dull the sense of touch.
Andreas Schweinberger, a researcher at Technische Universitat Munchen and coordinator of Immersence, says: "The audiovisual aspects of VR have come a long way so adding a sense of touch is the next step.
That's because these pioneers are consciously tapping into multisensory marketing strategies that build brand equity into tile sense of touch.
Imagine how hard it would be to interact with the world without a sense of touch," says mechanical engineer Allison Okamura, director of the Haptic Exploration Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.