Microprocessor-controlled prosthesis imitates natural gait

Researchers at Michigan Technological University, in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, are working on a microprocessor-controlled ankle-foot prosthesis they say comes close to achieving the range of motion of an ankle. As part of their study, the researchers built a large circular treadmill on which the prosthetic foot walks in circles. In tests, the researchers found that the prosthesis was able to copy the angles of a human ankle walking in a straight line and turning

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Microprocessor-controlled prosthesis imitates natural gait

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