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Volume 25 Issue 9, September 2019

Volume 25 Issue 9

Neuroprostheses with sensory feedback

Conventional leg prostheses do not convey sensory information about motion or interaction with the ground, to above-knee amputees, limiting their ability to recover confident prosthetic-assisted walking capacity. In this issue, Raspopovic et al report the development of a neuroprosthestic leg equipped with foot sensors of motion and ground touching that improves walking speed, confidence in walking, and reduces mental and physical fatigue associated with movement in two transfemoral amputees.

See: Raspopovic et al

Image credit: Stanisa Raspopovic and Giacomo Valle (concept), Vlado Peric (art). Cover design: Erin Dewalt


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