engineering careers  New prosthetic device attaches directly to bone and can be controlled by user’s nerves
engineering careers  New prosthetic device attaches directly to bone and can be controlled by user’s nerves

Dr Max Ortiz Catalan, a biomedical engineer, has developed a new prosthetic advice which affixes to the user’s humerus through a titanium implant, and can be controlled by the user’s own nerves and muscles. Dr Catalan claims that this allows the user to control the prosthetic with a high degree of precision.

He said: “By having a direct connection to the bone and not having any components that disturb the skin, the use increases considerably, as well as the quality of life.”