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Neurofeedback Prosthetics Could Make An Amputee Feel His Legs To Be Lighter

Neurofeedback Prosthetics Could Make An Amputee Feel His Legs To Be Lighter

Published: 11-Jan-2021 | Published By: Market Research Store

The leg amputees generally find it difficult to use their prosthesis, despite the availability of the sophisticated prostheses. The major reason behind this is the weight of the prosthesis, despite the fact that the prosthetic legs are generally less than half the weight of a natural limb. The Professor Stanisa Raspopovic and his teamfrom the Department of Health Sciences and Technology have successfully found connecting the prostheses to the nervous system to likely help amputees to recognize the prosthesis weight to be lower as it is necessaryfor their acceptance.

The team has been able to design various prostheses that provide feedback to the wearer's nervous system using electrodes implanted in the thigh as there are majority of the leg nerves present there. Furthermore, the presence of tangible sensors under the prosthetic foot’s sole and angle sensors in the electronic prosthetic knee joint are together found to switch to pulses of current for further transfer into the nerves. The new prosthetic leg is believed to help trick the brain of the amputee into thinking that the prosthetic leg is their own. The team has basically tried restoring the lost sensory feedback. The researchers have confirmed that the wearer feels more safe and cumbersome when using the neurofeedback prostheses.

The neurofeedback changes how the amputee perceives the weight of the prosthetic leg. The amputee’s involvement of the brain and speed while walking were both found to be doubled when using the sensory feedback programmed prosthetics. Neurofeedback prosthetics are guaranteed to provide aquicker, safer, and confident walking pattern along with a stronger influence on the perception of weight. The new study helps take the experience obtained from an artificial device closer to that with a natural limb

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