Bionic technology has surely reached the heights if we take the example of the prosthetic knee system that has got its own brains. I am not joking. Ossur Bionics has developed an astounding product, RHEO KNEE that automatically adjusts itself to the person’s walking style and surroundings. The RHEO KNEE, the world’s first microprocessor swing and stance knee system, employ the power of artificial intelligence to adapt to any situation and responds instantly to changes in speed and landscape. The small battery of RHEO KNEE once charged can last upto 48 hours. What I can do now is to eagerly wait for the Ossur Bionics to come up with something more striking in bionic technology.
After I saw an amputee drag himself up Mt.Everest with his prosthetic leg, I knew that the world of prosthesis still has a long ways to go. Although, many would argue that it has come a long ways already. The artificial hands and legs are being fitted with microprocessors and they are gifted with Artificial Intelligence. The latest high tech device called PROPRIO foot is the most happening news in the world of prosthesis. Over the past few years, many folks throughout the U.S. have adopted the technologically advanced hand or foot! The best part about the PROPRIO foot is that it thinks for itself. It wonderfully adjusts itself to varied terrain. The most advanced censor in the foot helps the food do wonders! Even though the foot is sophisticated and complex in it’s architecture, it is still user-friendly and very anatomically correct. The device even memorizes an individual’s habits. I think this is great! Developed by Ossur, this is a great thing to invest in for the amputee. With the amputees coming in from Iraq and Afghanistan, now is a great time for Ossur to sell it’s intelligent leg. As of now the intelligent leg can be available in two models only. Although, a wide range of private companies have developed similar prosthetic products. This includes a myoelectric powered ankle foot with motors at each joint! Adding to your surprise, there is also an intelligent knee. Who knows, we might have a skeleton equipped with AI moving around in near future. Image Credit: Medgadget