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Scientists Develop Phone Sensors to Command Prosthetic Limb Movement

by Bidita Debnath on  September 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Bio-compatible motion sensors for smartphones is being develpoed by scientists, which could be used to control prosthetic limbs and other artificial body parts.
 Scientists Develop Phone Sensors to Command Prosthetic Limb Movement
Scientists Develop Phone Sensors to Command Prosthetic Limb Movement
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The technology, called microelectromechanical systems or MEMS, involves components less than 100 microns wide, that is the average diameter of a human hair, Discovery News reported.

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In phones, MEMS sensor tells a smart phone if its screen is being held vertically or horizontally by converting signals from the phone's environment, such as its movement, into electrical impulses.

But the latest version of MEMS sensor, which has been developed with the use of 3D printer to make it more suitable for implantation in the human body, will work in the opposite way, by converting electrical signals into movement.

Source: ANI
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