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Amputee Can Feel With Prosthetic Hand

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(WLNS) - As technology advances so do the marvels it can accomplish.

A Denmark man lost part of his left arm in a freak accident, but thanks to doctors in Switzerland he was able to experience feeling in his left hand.

Dennis Sorensen of Denmark was chosen to be part of a trial to receive a prototype prosthetic.

Electrodes in the prosthetic hand are tied in with nerves in Sorensen's upper arm that allows an electrical connection between the prosthetic and his brain.

It allows Sorensen to feel the weight and judge what he's holding, even while blindfolded.

"The first time they turned it on and they worked with the new hand it was amazing because suddenly I could feel things that I haven't been able to in many years," said Dennis Sorensen, amputee.

While Sorenson wasn't able to keep the hand, he says he'll be the first in line when they become available.

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