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Self-Contained Neuromusculoskeletal Arm Prostheses

By tim.faulkner

Conventional arm prosthesis used after above-elbow amputations are moved by non-intuitively contracting the biceps and triceps, lack sensory feedback, and are attached with a socket that compressed the stump. Here, we reported the long-time home use of a prosthetic system that is bone-anchored and connected to the human nervous system to allow for sensory feedback and intuitive control of a prosthesis. Thanks to the increased functionality and reliability of their new prosthetic systems, the patients could start working full-time and take up old hobbies again.