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3 AI Prosthetic Developments to Watch Out For

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There is no shortage in prosthetic technology developments. But among the many, we have picked out three promising projects that use artificial intelligence (AI) to reshape the way prosthetic limbs are used.

Three studies are poised to revolutionize the way amputees use prosthetic limbs with the help of AI.

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Do You Think About Every Step? A Study Looks for a Better Way

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For many lower-limb prosthesis users, thinking about their every step is a part of life. However, this puts them at a higher risk of tripping and falling as they cannot pay attention to the environment. Because of this, researchers seek to understand a prosthesis user’s mobility better and apply the findings to explain the advantages of microprocessor-controlled knees.

A new study aims to understand a prosthesis user's mobility better.

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GAO to Evaluate Barriers for Assistive Technologies

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Back in 2020, we wrote about the introduction of the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act, a.k.a. the Triple A Study Act by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn). It’s been almost two years, and some of you may be wondering what has happened since then.

The Government Accountability Office will evaluate the barriers for assistive technology.

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Prosthetic Legs Don’t Give Athletes Unfair Advantage—study

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Specialized prosthetic legs for running have enabled athletes with bilateral leg amputations to surpass the qualifying standards for the Olympic 400-meter race. Because these adaptive athletes clock in relatively fast finishes, many assume prosthetic legs provide an unfair advantage over biologically legged competitors.

A study found that prosthetic legs for running don't give adaptive athletes unfair advantage over non-amputee athletes.

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Scientists Regrow Frogs’ Amputated Limbs

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Although some creatures, like lizards, starfish, and crabs, can fully regenerate some lost limbs, African clawed frogs, like humans, cannot. However, a recent development showed that scientists had gotten frogs with amputated limbs to grow new, leg-like limbs in the laboratory, and this discovery might be the key to helping humans regrow limbs.

Scientists at Tufts University successfully regrow frogs' amputated limbs.

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