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Using sensors that connect the leg prosthesis to remaining nerves in the thigh, the technology enables patients to feel the same sensations they would if their real leg. Using sensors that connect the leg prosthesis to remaining nerves in the thigh, the technology enables patients to feel the same sensations they would if their real leg. New Prosthetic Leg Can Feel Touch, Reduce ‘Phantom Limb’ Pain.

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 After losing a lower leg, Savo Panic received a prosthetic limb that helped restore movement. But prostheses are imperfect, and he suffered tremendous “phantom” leg pain. Now, European scientists say they’ve developed a technology that restores natural feeling and improves walking in patients who’ve had a lower leg.

Using sensors that connect the leg prosthesis to remaining nerves in the thigh, the technology enables patients to feel the same sensations they would if their real leg were still there. Sensations like pressure and touch. This makes walking more surefooted and boosts endurance.

New Prosthetic Leg Can Feel Touch Reduce Phantom Limb Pain MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) After losing a lower leg, Savo Panic received a prosthetic limb that helped restore movement. But prostheses are imperfect, and he suffered tremendous “phantom” leg pain. Using sensors that connect the leg prosthesis to remaining nerves in the thigh, the technology enables patients to feel the same sensations they would if their real leg were still there.

Sensations like pressure and touch. This makes walking more surefooted and boosts endurance. New prosthetic legs let amputees feel their foot and knee in real-time The sensory feedback made walking easier and reduced phantom pain. Researchers around the world have been developing prosthetics that closely mimic the part of the human body they would replace.

This goes beyond the. Using sensors that connect the leg prosthesis to remaining nerves in the thigh, the technology enables patients to feel the same sensations they would if their real leg were still there. Sensations like pressure and touch. This makes walking more surefooted and boosts endurance.

A new prosthetic leg that senses touch reduces phantom pain Agility and confidence while walking increased in two men who tested the device A prosthetic that senses foot pressure and knee angle may.

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I still feel the leg then, vividly, but it’s a good phantom, different—it animates the prosthesis, and allows me to walk.

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These changes improve the prosthetic fit and comfort of wearing.

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Prosthetic fit and comfort can be particularly difficult if sensory feedback in the residual limb is affected.

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In other patients the phantom leg does not participate in walking at all, and still other patients have no phantom when walking with the prosthesis.

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These prosthetics are coming closer and closer to a replicate of an actual human arm/leg than ever before.

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  • I love science and tech so much that if I ever lose an arm or something, I might not even cry because I would be too excited to have a new and improved one

  • Well that’s all fine and good, but far more people of average or lower income loose their arms than rich people. “Hundreds of thousands of dollars” I think I heard. Most will have to settle for a hook. The surgeries are probably on top of that too.

  • Imagine VR with that technology or Gundam.
    Jokes aside, it’s super cool that we have such an impressive tech and can easily comprehend with its existence while a few decades ago no one wouldn’t)