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Prosthetics

HEALTH INFORMATION

Restoring balance function

WHAT WE KNOW

A prosthesis is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part. Technologies are constantly being developed to actively aid or restore movement to individuals suffering from muscular impairments or weakness, neurologic injury, or amputations.

There are a wide variety of prefabricated and custom-made prostheses. Due to modern advances in technology, prostheses are becoming lighter, stronger and more naturally functioning. Technological advances include the ‘energy storing foot’, the ‘microprocessor controlled knee’ and the ‘myo-electric’ (bionic) hand.

Much like a cochlear implant restores auditory function, a vestibular prosthesis restores balance function.

What else is happening in Prosthetics research at NeuRA?

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