Researchers in Iceland have developed next generation of bionic legs that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts alone.
The technology involves surgically implanting myoelectric sensors (IMES)into a person’s residual muscle tissue to measure and interpret the signals travelling between its never-endings and the brain .
leg movement is triggered by a connected receiver, and the process is so streamlined, it allows a patient to perform actions subconsciously.
The implanted sensors send wireless signals to the artificial limb’s built-in computer, enabling subconscious, real-time control and faster, more natural responses and movements.
The new mind-controlled technology developed by the company called Ossur for lower-limb prosthetics is designed to be compatible with its line of bionic feet, knees, and legs.
These bionic prostheses are computerized smart limbs capable of real-time learning with the ability to adjust themselves to the wearer’s gait as well as the walking speed and terrain, Gizmag reported.