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New prosthetic can be controlled by user’s nerves and muscle

17th March 2016

A biomedical engineer has developed the first prosthesis that can be controlled by the user's own nerves and muscle by connecting directly to the bone.

The prosthesis, which was developed by Dr Max Ortiz Catalan, combines a titanium implant which is surgically placed into the humerus, along with a control system that connects electrodes to the muscles and nerves in the arm.

These internal components are then linked to the removable prosthesis, maintaining a mechanical connection with the bone and an electrical connection with the implanted electrodes.

"By having a direct connection to the bone and not having any components that disturb the skin, the use increases considerably, as well as the quality of life," Dr Catalan said.

"We aim to make technology that people can use in their daily activities, and we would like it to become a standard treatment for every amputation, thus prices would fall."ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801814842-ADNFCR

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