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   * Visual prosthetics:​ Artificial eyes granting near-normal vision in visible light. ​ Low-light and near-infrared portions of the spectrum may be available at additional cost.   * Visual prosthetics:​ Artificial eyes granting near-normal vision in visible light. ​ Low-light and near-infrared portions of the spectrum may be available at additional cost.
   * Audio prosthetics that interface with the auditory nerve granting the user near-normal range of hearing.   * Audio prosthetics that interface with the auditory nerve granting the user near-normal range of hearing.
-  * Tactile prosthetics ​that grant a primitive sense of touch and temperature sensation. ​ Currently, sensory feedback from pressure sensors allows for basic "​yes/​no"​ contact information - you can tell that someone'​s shaking your, or tell where someone is grabbing your arm, but you can't appreciate the sensation of a loved one running a fingertip along your '​skin'​ - yet.  Temperature sensors only offer a relative '​hotter than/colder than' setting in specific locations of the body, such as fingertips.+  * Tactile prosthetics grant a primitive sense of touch and temperature sensation. ​ Currently, sensory feedback from pressure sensors allows for basic "​yes/​no" ​regional ​contact information - you can tell that someone'​s shaking your shoulder, or tell where someone is grabbing your arm, but you can't appreciate the sensation of a loved one running a fingertip along your '​skin'​ - yet.  Temperature sensors only offer a relative '​hotter than/colder than' setting in specific locations of the body, such as fingertips.
    
 Prerequisites for neuroprosthetic devices are similar to the those listed on the [[cybernetics]] main page: A brain with centers capable of processing the data in a manner it's used to, and appropriate nerves that can be utilized by the prosthetics to relay information to the brain. ​ For example, if you were born with normal binocular vision, you cannot properly process input from more than two visual prosthetics,​ and those prosthetics have to be arranged relative to each other in a manner similar to your original eye placement. Prerequisites for neuroprosthetic devices are similar to the those listed on the [[cybernetics]] main page: A brain with centers capable of processing the data in a manner it's used to, and appropriate nerves that can be utilized by the prosthetics to relay information to the brain. ​ For example, if you were born with normal binocular vision, you cannot properly process input from more than two visual prosthetics,​ and those prosthetics have to be arranged relative to each other in a manner similar to your original eye placement.
    
  
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