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Ossur's Prosthetic Leg is Controlled By Subconscious Thoughts

 - May 28, 2015
References: ossur & gizmag
Icelandic biomedical engineering company Ossur has developed a bionic prosthetic leg that is controlled by wearers' subconscious thoughts. The technology uses implanted sensors that send wireless signals to the artificial leg's built-in computer, allowing for fast, real-time subconscious control of movements and responses.

Ossur's mind-controlled lower-limb prosthetic technology is compatible with its line of bionic legs, knees and feet. These prostheses are essentially computerized smart limbs that are capable of real-time learning, and have the ability to adjust themselves to wearers' gait as well as their walking speed and the terrain they're navigating.

The technology allows user control of prosthetics to become more intuitive, allowing them to perform physical movements that manifest in the manner they were intended, and removing the need for wearers to have to think about their movements.