Innovations to Get Excited About in Modern Day Prosthetics
Prosthetics change lives. They expand the quality of life for amputee patients and allow them to return to a great many of the activities that they loved before losing a limb. The science behind prosthetics expands every day and there are a great many innovations to get excited about some even available in modern day prosthetics.
Modern day prosthetics controlled by the brain
One of the most awe-inspiring advances in modern day prosthetics of late are brain controlled devices. This kind of technology is still in the very early stages but shows great promise for future amputee patients. With the implantation of a device in their brain or even a wearable device, amputee patients of the future will be able to control their prosthetic similarly as they would a natural limb—subconsciously.
3D printing of modern day prosthetics
The concept of 3D printing has been huge for the world or prosthetics. It offers prosthetists and patients a much more cost-effective method of creating these medical devices. Three dimensional prosthetics are lightweight and even futuristic, and have been shown to be easily incorporated into everyday life.
Bionic arms and hands are in the works that utilize the muscle sensors placed on the limb to control the device. They might seem like part of a science fiction movie, but the technology is real. Efforts like these go a long way in improving the quality of life of amputee patients around the world. And the cool factor is off the charts.
See-through designs and nerve detection
The world of prosthetics is advancing fasts and one inventor has even created devices using titanium that allows for intricate design of the surface and all of the underlying parts. The prosthetics themselves are like a work of art. Work with nerve detection is growing too which allows spinal motor neurons to control the device.