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More than 80 AAAS volunteers deployed jelly beans, Braille lettering and auditory illusions to creatively demonstrate the science of the five senses to thousands of curious participants at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.
AAAS staff, members, fellows, and friends volunteered at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 14-16.
The system might someday be applied to prosthetics to mimic human skin’s ability to feel sensation.
The new hands and arms feel less like tools and more like extensions of the body, patients say.