Osseointegrated prosthetic arm controlled via direct nerve implants

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Earlier this year, the lab of Dr. Rickard Branemark at Sahlgrenska University Hospital was the first to permanently implant electrodes into the nerves and muscles of an amputee in order to allow them to directly control an osseointegrated prosthetic arm.
 The arm itself is anchored directly to the user’s bone using a titanium screw. This medical advance will allow those with the implanted prosthetic to control it in a way that is much more similar to controlling a natural limb than anything available to date. Dr. Branemark stated that “…implanted electrodes, together with a long-term stable human-machine interface provided by the osseointegrated implant, is a breakthrough that will pave the way for a new era in limb replacement.”

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