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Latest Research in Artificial / Prosthetic Limbs

Constant research in the field of bio engineering has given improved models of artificial limbs that very nearly replicate the functions of real, biological limbs. Phenomenal advances have been made in measurement techniques, materials science and manufacturing methods to render more realistic prosthetic limbs. Heavy, natural materials like wood, metal, alloy and leather are replaced by lighter, synthetic materials such as polyester resins, epoxy, high density poly ethylene (HDPE), high density polypropylene (HDPP) and other carbon fiber composites that render the artificial limbs lighter and more durable.

Two computerized control systems-myoelectric artificial limbs for upper limb amputees and cadence knee mechanism used in lower artificial limbs have afforded greater maneuverability for those who use artificial limbs. In the myoelectric prosthesis, when the amputee thinks and wants to open or close the fingers in his artificial hand, electrical signals produced at a neuro-muscular junction of the forearm are picked up by sensors inside the socket and activate a motor fixed in the wrist unit and make it move the fingers. It is also called the bionic prosthesis since it involves the amputeeís thought process.

Artificial/Prosthetic Limbs

The cadence control prosthesis involves a special knee unit that can be preset at different speeds and controlled through microchips. It vastly improves the gait of the amputee because the sensors in the artificial limb can judge the gait and speed of the normal limb and adjust the speed of the prosthetic knee accordingly.

Prosthetic experts are confident of huge improvements in the field to enable the user move more naturally with artificial limbs. Modern research is moving towards the ideal artificial limb that is lightweight, durable, easily adjustable, maintenance-free and looks almost real.

One latest development is a software that lays a grid on a CAT scan of the stump which gauges the exact pressure the soft tissue can hold with minimum pain. The prosthetist can design a socket that reduces the amount of soft tissue displaced by just looking at this computer model.

Research is also on to devise a pressure sensitive foot that could help amputees walk more naturally by enabling them feel the ground even with their artificial feet. Another new development in artificial legs is a built in computer in an above-knee unit that can be programmed to suit the personís gait.

University of Michigan researchers from the departments of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering have developed an energy-saving artificial foot which saves energy wasted in between steps and facilitates walking for amputees by recycling the saved energy.

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One of my brother lost his leg in an accident so he needs artificial limbs, I really found good information to help my brother...
Pointernational Saturday, September 19, 2015
Dear sir, This comment for my brother in law he lost his leg below the knee [ some portion is there in below knee ] in road accident recently. He is under treatment for fixing artificial leg, how long will take time and how much will be cost.
MJALI Sunday, February 8, 2015
Dear sir i have lost my right hand in an accident. So i can replace it with artificial hand. D don't know about the whole process so can you suggest about all. Pls help me. As soon as possible....
anand538 Thursday, November 27, 2014
Sir My son lost left hand from elbow in papad machine at 4 year old. Kindly give the new artificial working hand so he can do his work in both hand and drive vehicle.
sanjay100566 Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dear Mr. Sanjay,
We offer Complete Rehab facility associated with fitting and training of various Prosthesis including Myoelectric Upper limb Systems and Microprocessor controlled Lower Limb Systems.

Guest Saturday, August 9, 2014
Hi, My father had met with an accident 2 months back and lost his left hands fingers which were badly crushed by bus. Now he is recovering his hand after the skin grafting. kindly let me know any options of reattachment of artificial fingers possible in india.
Sweta2989 Thursday, May 22, 2014
Dear Mr. Sanjay, We offer Complete Rehab facility associated with fitting and training of various Prosthesis including Myoelectric Upper limb Systems and Microprocessor controlled Lower Limb Systems.
ZiART Saturday, August 9, 2014
Hi Sweta, We offer Complete Rehab facility associated with fitting and training of various Prosthesis including Myoelectric Upper limb Systems and Microprocessor controlled Lower Limb Systems. Thanks
ZiART Saturday, August 9, 2014
Sir, my brother lost his leg after amputation above the knee, we are now looking for the best limb that can enable him to manage his mobility activities without any problem, please help us with whatever information that can help us to get your service, we are in East Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
ZANDRANY Wednesday, April 30, 2014
hello sir i have my father a law his diabetic he lost a left leg in 2010 and he wont to have prosthetic leg his in africa right now and he wont to come to do it here in the state how can he get help to have one here in atlanta ga thank you
safwan1 Friday, November 22, 2013
Hello sir I met with an accident in 1999 in this I have lost my three fingers and a thumb of my right leg feet the only remained finger is little sir I would like to know that can u arrange me a prosthetic part so that I can wear shoes properly...sir plz reply me....
abhi.rock Monday, November 18, 2013
My elder brother, age-35 yrs. need to ampute his left hand from mid fore arms [below albow]. Will you pls help me out regarding this. My querys are given below... 1. COST? 2. CAN YOU SEND ME VIA COURIER(MY LOCATION IS DHAKA, BANGLADESH)? 3. CAN I SEAT IT THROUGH ANY Prosthetic SURGEONE OR DO YOU HAVE ANY SEGEST SURGEONE IN BANGLADESH.
Arafatbd Sunday, October 13, 2013
Why can't these be purchased, affordably, in the USA, to help provide revenue to provide free limbs to those in need? My Mother has a clunky prosthetic below the knee. This would seam to be much better... And EXTREMELY More Affordable.
Shae18 Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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