A reader points me to a Forbes “30 under 30” feature on promising young scientists who include Little Rock native Luke Osborn, 29 now a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University.

Says Forbes:


Prosthetic limbs have come a long way over the past few years thanks to advances in software and hardware. But Luke Osborn’s aim is to improve them further by giving them the ability to feel. He’s developed an electronic skin that can be applied to prosthetics and recreate a sense of pressure and pain.

Osborn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas. He grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Central High School. Follow him on Twitter. His work has also been featured on NPR.