prosthetic control system

prosthetic control system

A mechanical system of cables and attachments that permits the wearer of a prosthetic device to perform desired movements. For example, a prosthetic control system for the upper extremities may assist a person in grasping objects.
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Other studies focus on the BrainGate, a remarkable technology that shows promise as an upper-limb prosthetic control system and as a means of enabling patients with paralysis to accomplish various tasks--such as controlling a computer cursor--solely through their thoughts.
Dynamics of Smart Structures has been developed to complement the author's new interdisciplinary programme of study at Queen Mary, University of London that includes courses on emerging and new technologies such as biomimetic robotics, smart composite structures, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and their applications and prosthetic control systems.