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AI-Powered Prosthetic Limbs Are in the Works

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For about a year and a half, engineers at the University of Notre Dame have been working on a prototype for an artificial intelligence-controlled prosthetic limb, which could blur the line between "ability and disability." They expect to complete the project in 2022.  

Engineers at the University of Notre Dame are working on an AI-powered prosthetic limb.

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Robotic Prosthetic Ankles Can Restore Wide Range of Functions

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Although many lower-limb prosthetic users have autonomous control over their prostheses, they still can't do certain functions, like standing still on tricky surfaces or squatting to pick up something off the ground. However, this may soon be a thing of the past. A team of researchers recently discovered that neural control of a robotic prosthetic ankle could restore a wide range of functions in prosthesis users.

Researchers found that robotic prosthetic ankles can restore a wide range of functions in lower-limb prosthetic users.

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Trias Prosthetic Foot: Closer To Nature’s Design

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If you’re considering upgrading your current prosthetic foot, you might want to check out Ottobock’s Trias 1C30. It boasts a structure similar to the human foot, and its combination of lightweight construction and creative design makes it one intelligent and reliable prosthetic foot.

Ottobock’s Trias 1C30 has a structure similar to the human foot.

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Conquer Various Terrains With the Odyssey K3 Foot

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As a follow-up to its successful Odyssey K2 prosthetic foot, prosthetic manufacturer College Park released the Odyssey K3, its latest hydraulic foot iteration. It features a patented curved hydraulic cylinder, carbon-fiber foot base, dual stride control, and unrivaled weight for a hydraulic foot.

The Odyssey K3 is perfect for low to moderate activities.

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The Forces That Influence Prosthetic Research

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Adapting to amputee life takes time. This article takes you through some prosthetic projects at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) and how researchers tailor-fit technology to address prosthetic users' varied needs.

The forces that influence prosthetic research.

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