Upgrading Human: Artificial Limb Controlled with your Real Brain


Once upon a time, neural-controlled prosthetic limbs that can be controlled with your brain, just as natural limbs are controlled, seemed like the far-fetched imaginations of some science fiction writer. Today, that is no longer the case as the technology has now been developed, giving back freedom to those that have had the trauma of losing limbs.

Developers of these prosthetics have even claimed to create artificial limbs that are capable of feeling whatever the wearer touches or comes in contact with. That is how promising the field of neural-controlled prosthetic limbs has become in recent years as competitors from all over the world spring up in an attempt to build the best technology in the field.

How Neuro-controlled Prosthetic Technology Works

The whole idea of a person being able to control an artificial limb with their mind and thoughts alone seems so far-fetched; one could easily find themselves wondering how the technology, that makes it all possible, works in the first place. A neuro-controlled prosthetic limb actually works a lot similar to the way your real limbs work, emulating the mechanical restraints that would be expected.

When the wearer thinks about the artificial limb performing a particular action, electrical signals are unconsciously fired within the brain that are then picked up by extremely accurate sensors. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is then applied to work out, as precisely as possible, what movement was thought about. This alone has produced encouraging results and this technology is evolving rapidly.

In cases where the muscle tissue still remains, that would have normally been active in the lost limb, the brain creates a response in the nervous system. This also is a signal that is used to increase the precision of the prosthetic limb.

Prior to Neurogress becoming involved in this technology, the sensors required for perceiving these faint electrical impulses involved surgery to insert them under the skin. Now, they have developed a means of sensing and calculating the movement externally, non-invasively and safely, through listening to the bio-signals released from the neurons in the brain. Not only does this save the unnecessary use of a surgeon it means that, as the technology moves on, the wearer of the prosthetic can simply upgrade without the constant trauma of the scalpel.

Neuro-prosthetic Limbs - Commonplace Within the Next Decade

Without a doubt, neural-controlled prosthetic limbs will change the way millions of people with amputations deal with their injuries. It also leads us into the interesting conversation of human augmentation. It would not be out of the realm of possibility for people with fully functional limbs to start electing for electro-mechanical ones, simply because they are better.

Neurogress have certainly brought down the discomfort level and cost of giving back freedom, fuelling this enabling revolution, with a number of products lined up now for human service. This is going to become a massive industry, not simply as more and more productive lives are restored by them, but as they advance the manufacturing and technology that will be available through research.

Do you think that human augmentation is a boon to humanity? And would that be in the realm of possibility in the near future with the current developmental research being done?

Invest in the interactive mind-controlled devices of the future by buying tokens now. Visit Neurogress.io.

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