In the last two decades, prosthetic technology, primarily driven by the demand of amputees, has advanced considerably. Nowadays, otherwise stable people with medium calf amputation should be able, without any perceptible disability, to engage in a wide variety of regular tasks and leisure and sporting activities. Several companies have created mind-controlled prothetics for amputees and other disabled people. BrainRobotics is the prothesis manufactured by the AI technology integration. The BrainRobotics company uses machinery to learn the hand and its application over time – leading to a better way of living. The business is committed to providing all patients with healthy, robust and economic prostheses. BrainRobotics is a BrainCo affiliate, a brain wave monitoring and surveillance service
Prosthetic Hand Features:
The user trains the prothesis with certain electrical signals via a software, performing an infinite range of movements, including playing piano and writing calligraphies, to move individual fingers. Amputees do not have to rely on a limited set of preprogrammed movements and may adapt the prothesis to their individual bodies. The user can see the prosthetic hand physically reflected on a monitor. The user clicks on a button and then uses the actual hand to record a specific gesture basically. The machine records the specific signatures that muscles emit. Once the hand detects the particular signature, they make the programmed gesture intuiting their movement. The programming of six movements only takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
Is it affordable ?
Usually, even with minimal feature prices, robot prosthetics cost up to $60,000. The clever, smart hand of BrainCo will range from $10,000 to $15,000, making it more accessible to general public.
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Future for smart prosthetics:
The future growth of artificial limbs will be highly demand-driven. The low-cost, limited feature devices market will continue to expand to meet development needs as well as the increasingly common financial constraints in all economies. At the same time, revolutionary technologies from the aerospace and computer industries will continue to be adapted and applied to artificial limbs with their functionality more and more familiar with the missing limb.
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