The digital platform of Forbes Media, Forbes.com, which reaches over 20 million unique visitors each month, featured research from Dr. Max Ortiz Catalán, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden observing patients treated with Integrum’s e-OPRA™ Implant System.
Latest research on the e-OPRATM Implant System
In the Forbes.com article “People with Bionic Hands Can’t Correct Their Sense of Touch”, author JV Chamary summarizes the findings of Dr. Catalán’s latest research with the e-OPRATM Implant System. Read the article here. The study upon which the Forbes.com article is based, involved three e-OPRA™ Implant System recipients. The study itself was published in the open access journal, Cell Reports. The research shows that patients experienced more confidence in their sense of control of their prostheses, and improved self-image and self-esteem; expressing sentiments like the bionic limb was “a part of me”, or “it is my arm now”. The research also confirms previous reports that sensory maps are highly stable in adults and cannot be meaningfully modified.
Read the study and additional scientific references here.