With support from the National Science Foundation and continued support from the National Institutes of Health, Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb has spent several years developing a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg with powered knee and ankle joint, which operates with special sensors, an electric motor, a battery, and computer technology. Sensors monitor the user's motion and microprocessors figure out what the person is trying to do.
Technology Leaders: Medical
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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