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Bionic Leg & Foot Control Systems

Control Systems for commercial bionic legs & feet differ from their upper-limb counterparts. Certainly, they have been more effective. But the desire for increased user control and true sensory feedback persists.

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Bionic Arm & Hand Control Systems

When looking at a bionic arm, many people believe that the hand and the arm joints are the primary technology components. This is not true. It is the user control system that holds the key to restoring near-natural capabilities.

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Sensory Feedback for Bionic Hands

The ultimate goal of bionic hands is to replicate natural abilities. For this to happen, bionic hands will need to provide advanced sensory feedback. This is not only a matter of reconnecting users to their surroundings through touch. It is…

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Advanced Neural Interfaces for Bionic Hands

Our brains are intimately connected to our bodies by a sophisticated network of nerves and touch receptors. Even the simple act of grasping an object involves a fully integrated system of remarkable complexity and nuance. It is time to incorporate…

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A Quick Look at Electronic Skin

Electronic skin is the linchpin to the next generation of bionic limbs, especially bionic hands. The ability to sense contact, pressure, texture, etc., is one of the main prerequisites for more intuitive control and greatly improved dexterity.

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Understanding Bionic Touch

Bionic touch — the ability to recreate a sense of touch in bionic prostheses — is quickly becoming a reality. Mimicking the natural sensory signals seems to be the optimal path to success. Now the race is on to finalize…

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OsseoIntegration for Bionic Limbs

Osseointegration for limbs involves inserting a metal rod into an arm or leg bone. The bone then fuses with the rod in a manner similar to fracture healing. The resulting implant offers a number of benefits but also introduces significant…

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Mind-Controlled Bionic Limbs

Mind-controlled bionic limbs are now a reality thanks to numerous scientific breakthroughs. Dual-site myoelectric sensors placed against the skin’s surface offer the simplest method of delivering a limited degree of mind control. Pattern Recognition and/or targeted nerve reinnervation can significantly…

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