Icelandic scientists made a breakthrough in medical engineering – a mind-managed prosthesis
Icelandic scientists made a breakthrough in medical engineering and created a mind-managed prosthesis.
People, having amputated parts of the leg could improve their lives a lot, thanks to the Icelandic orthopedic company. A company called Ossur has been specializing in orthopedic industry for over 30 years, and now they are making a real revolution in this sphere.
The idea to create a robotic leg appeared nearly a year ago. The Ossur’s scientists took two experimental amputees for checking whether their new engineering child is ready to serve injured people. And, bingo, it appeared to be amazing!
I was crying for joy when I first tried it!
– confessed one of the probationers.
The new equipment is precisely controlled by both obvious intentions and even hidden subliminal thoughts. The way it works is quite simple: connected by sensors with human’s muscles, it receives impulses from the leg’s nerves, and after decoding, sends it back to the special unit, embodied in the leg of the amputee, which is responsible for controlling movements.
Although it had the exceptional success, the Proprio Foot is not already out of clinical trials, so the firm can’t say anything about the price of the prosthesis.