Smart prosthetic limbs have in-built sensors

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Technology’s part in prosthetics has been evident in 2017, with the creation of the ‘third thumb’ by designers in New Zealand and smart limb that uses artificial intelligence to make movement more natural both being covered by Springwise. Now, the Navy is lending their expertise to the cause with the creation of their own smart prosthetic limbs. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is partnering with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Naval Research Laboratory and several universities to develop a smart artificial leg, coined the Monitoring OsseoIntegrated Prostheses (MOIP), which is equipped with special sensors to monitor walking…

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