Phantom Recorder

Revital Cohen (IL)
2. 9. – 7. 9.

Phantom pain is a phenomenon in which pain is projected onto and perceived in a part of the body that does not exist (e.g. has been amputated). Now, an innovative new interface can convey these sensations or record phantom movements a person feels. The *Phantom Recorder* system projects a cold, damp sensation onto the skin surface, triggering the brain to hallucinate a phantom. As the phantom movement stimulates the peripheral nerves, its activity is captured and recorded by a neural implant and external wireless equipment. When a prosthesis has been fitted to a subject, digital data of the recorded phantom sensation can be transmitted to the implant, allowing the nerves to recreate the sensation of the telescoped phantom hand, the severed foot or the severed arm.

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