Researchers create mind-controlled arm prosthesis and implanted




Researchers have developed an implanted prosthetic arm that can be controlled. With brains A Swedish man is reportedly the first person with whom it has managed to work together with the muscles, bones and nervous system. Around implanted prosthesis

The arm of the Swedish man has been amputated about ten years ago, so writes Chalmers University. For the project to succeed, the man underwent extensive surgery in recent times. To its bone is an implant of titanium and attached to its nerves and muscles are placed electrodes that are able to translate in arm movements. Signals from the brain The artificial arm is thus directly connected to the skeleton, leading to increased stability and coupling of nerves and muscles to the system helps provide. The prosthesis can be attached by means of a kind of snap.

There are already similar systems available, but it goes to external systems that are mainly confirmed what brings certain constraints on the skin. The new system would be more precise and more reliable. The Swedish man since his operation would have more physical potential, positive impact on the quality of life.

However, there are still areas for improvement, so sign the project members, such as creating sensation in the prosthesis. The system is currently able to communicate to the prosthesis, signals from the brains but it should also be possible in the future to take. Reverse path On such systems would already being worked on.


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