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Still a few kinks to be worked out. Cory Doctorow

Will next-generation wearable sensors make us healthier?

We can already track plenty of body data, but to really make a difference, wearables need to consistently collect clinically valuable information that can be used to improve health.
Phantom limb pain may be a thing of the past for amputees, thanks to research out today. Jiuck/Flickr (cropped)

Phantom menace: augmented reality eases missing limb pain

Many amputees experience pain in their missing limbs, but allowing them to “see” their missing limbs in action through augmented…
The brain implants helped the monkeys differentiate between virtual objects that looked the same but ‘felt’ different – even though the monkeys never touched the objects. Katie Zhuang

Monkey brain implant may help disabled people to ‘feel’

Monkeys fitted with brain implants can “feel” different surfaces of identical virtual objects, a new study shows, paving…

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