Technology for Prosthetic Hands is Making Them More Intuitive
Research and engineer teams from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are developing new technology to decode neuromuscular signals in order to control powered prosthetic wrists and hands, making them more intuitive and natural for the user.
New Sensory Feedback Technology Makes Electronic Prosthesis More Reliable
Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on sensory feedback control algorithm to improve the reliability of connections in a prosthetic socket. This could increase reliability of high performance electronic prosthesis, even in high stress situations.
Researchers at MIT Developing New, Simple & Inexpensive Prosthetic Foot/Ankle Technology
Researchers at MIT are working on a new, passive prosthetic foot/ankle that would mimic the natural movements of the natural limb, but require less input/control from the user and less components/technology to develop.
Machine Learning Could Make Prosthetics More Intuitive and Natural
Scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Göttingen are working with machine learning to develop more natural moving and intuitive prosthetics, improving mobility and the connection the user has with their prosthetic.
Artificial Skin Could Help Patients Better Connect With Their Limb
Scientists at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have developed an artificial skin that can be used on hand prosthesis to provide sensation and determine object curvature, including sharpness.
Prosthetics is About Mobility, Comfort and Overall Well-Being
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are doing a study on the effects of prosthetics with sensory capability on an individual’s personal well-being, with the hopes that the findings will help us improve the patient's connection with their prosthetic.
Averie Mitchell Competes Nationally with Prosthetic Limb
Averie Mitchell, an 11-year-old gymnast with a prosthetic leg competed in the Amateur Athletics Union National Championships in Tampa Bay, Florida, winning third prize on the beam and 10th place overal. She has dreams of becoming an Olympic athlete, which we have no doubt she’ll achieve.
Improving the Way the Brain Interprets Motor Controlled Joint Movements
Researchers at the Center for Extreme Bionics at the MIT Media Lab are developing a method to relay feedback from joint movement in a prosthesis to the central nervous system, which will improve the control and mobility of motor controlled joints.
Stance Control Knee Joint KAFOs Proven to Improve Gait
Researchers in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton have found that a stance control knee joint KAFO appears to improve gait, which can help with mobility and decrease long-term wear and tear on joints.