Michal Prywata and Thiago Caires with their AMO Arm
(All photos courtesy Ryerson University)
The articulated hand of the AMO Arm
The AMO Arm is controlled by its wearerâ€™s brain signals, and powered by compressed air
Two undergraduate students from Toronto’s Ryerson University have created a prosthetic arm that is controlled by its wearer’s brain signals, and powered by compressed air. Not only is the Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm said to offer a greater range of movement than traditional prostheses, but it also doesn’t require the amputee to undergo invasive surgery, is easy to learn to use, and it is relatively inexpensive to make.
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