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Dexterous, Sentient Prosthetic Hand

Swedish Woman Receives First Dexterous and Sentient Prosthetic Hand

A female Swedish patient became the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, led by Prof. Rickard Brånemark and Dr. Paolo Sassu, surgeons placed titanium implants in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals […]
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Parkinsons WAND implant

Innovative Brain Implant Reads and Stimulates Brain to Improve Parkinson’s Treatment

Neurostimulation is often used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, effects of stroke, and even depression. In this type of treatment, special devices are used to send to control the activity of the brain and central nervous system. However, currently available neurostimulator devices cannot simultaneously stimulate brain activity and record it. Related Abbott, Medtronic Driving […]
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