Researchers map brain activity to improve prosthetic design

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12/06/2017 02:17 PM EST

able bodied subject walking

High-tech prosthetics allow amputees to engage more fully in everyday life, even to compete in sporting events. Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated how brain activity is used to identify different terrains — level ground and stairs, for example — a key step in developing prosthetics that allow the user’s prosthesis to automatically adjust to changing ground conditions in real time.

Full story at http://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2017/november/11302017Contreras-Vidal-Brain-Activity-Walking.php

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University of Houston

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