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Aerospace company designs new prosthetic knee

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

A prosthetic knee that employs the acceleration of gravity as a vertical reference enables users to rise from sitting, climb stairs and walk using technology similar to how autopilot in airplanes uses an artificial horizon. "Above-the-knee amputees control the movement of the prosthesis using their own sensation of verticality and without providing a lot of effort," noted a jury of French scientists in awarding the 2014 e-health Grand Prize to Millinav, the French aerospace company that designed the artificial knee. The device uses micro-gyroscopes and a microprocessor to determine the position of the prosthesis and a rare-earth electric motor to power it. EMDT.co.uk (U.K.) (07/22)


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