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Man will get bionic hand that can feel later this year

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A man in Italy is set to receive a bionic hand later this year that will allow him to feel the things he touches. 

The hand, a first of its kind, will be attached directly to the man's nervous system so that his brain can control it.

MSN Now reports that medical experts are saying the hand will be able to give the man "real-time sensory feedback" on things that the hand comes in contact with. 

The man, who hasn't been named, is allegedly in his 20s. 

The technology used in the bionic hand is still pretty new, but reports say this could mean great strides for amputees in the future. 

The Independent reports that one of the biggest issues for the new hand will be hiding the electrodes used to connect it to the patient's hand.

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