A great breakthrough has been achieved by Amputee. The technology is so liberating that the person can lift or use his prosthetic arm simply by picking up nerve signals from your spinal chord. The sensors, however, have to be surgically implanted in the person who makes use of the function. In the testing stage also people were able to control the virtual arm on a screen.
The current technology used for prosthetic arms in the market makes use of muscles in the arms or chest making use of them to use the machinery. This, however, did not have a wide range of movement. The innovation has been established by Dario Farina who and his team got this technique developed at University Medical Centre Göttingen, Germany. He also quoted “In principle, we can reproduce all of the motion of a real limb this way, giving patients much greater dexterity,”
So far six people have been tested under this experiment above the elbow. The device picks signals which are strong enough to cause free movement. For this purpose, the surgery conducted has rerouted the nerves that lead to hand and arm to lead to the chest muscles. The nerve signals were studied and mapped just like the people who have both arms. The experiment has yielded great technology and has opened gateways for people who could not even imagine having a normal life. the video in the post also a real time experiment being conducted with great success. However to attach the prosthetic arm a socket was fit on the person without both arms and was scanned by the team. The socket also makes use of the nerve signals. The researchers credited it by saying ” We have just started yet but it is tremendous potential”
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