November 2014: Dr. Otto quoted as expert on neuroprostheses in Nature news article

Dr. Kevin Otto was recently quoted in a Nature news  article titled, “Artificial arms get closer to the real thing”.

Powered prosthetic hands and arms have advanced little in the last 50 years. Their appearance and structure have improved, but advances in underlying function and control have been harder to come by.

In a pair of studies published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers now report major advances in two areas: guiding prosthetic limbs with realistic tactile feedback, and delivering reliable motor commands.

“They are both addressing big limitations that current prostheses have,” says Kevin Otto, a biomedical engineer at the University of Florida in Gainesville.”

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