Working with people who lost a limb due to an accident and suffered from a spinal cord injury, We know firsthand how important prosthetics and rehabilitation technology can be for individuals with physical disabilities. The addition of sensory feedback to prosthetics and rehabilitation technology has allowed us to help regain some of the missing mobility and independence. In this blog post, We will share our personal experience and explore the significance of sensory feedback in prosthetics and rehabilitation technology.
Sensory Feedback in Prosthetics:
Sensory feedback is an essential aspect of prosthetics, as it enables users to receive information about their environment and the movement of their artificial limbs. This information is vital in helping users adjust their movements and interact with their surroundings more effectively. Neural interfaces, such as brain-machine interfaces, have made it possible for prosthetic limbs to provide sensory feedback to users. For instance, Grippy Users have been fitted with a prosthetic arm that can communicate with their brain through their skin sensations, allowing them to feel sensations such as opening, closing and gripping pressure of Soft and Hard Objects. Read More
Haptic technology is another way that sensory feedback can be incorporated into prosthetics. This technology uses vibrations or other tactile sensations to provide users with information about their surroundings. For example, haptic technology can be used to provide users with feedback about the texture and shape of objects they are touching or grasping. This has been helpful in our case as Grippy users can now hold objects securely without dropping them. For Haptic Technology in Mobile Phones Read More
MechanoMyoGram (MMG) Control:
MMG control is another form of sensory feedback that is used in prosthetics. This technology uses sensors placed on the skin to detect the physical activity of muscles. These sensors allow users to control the movements of their prosthetic limbs by contracting and relaxing their muscles. MMG control provides users with a greater degree of control over their prosthetic limbs and can help make movements feel more natural. With the help of MMG control, Grippy users have been able to move their prosthetic arm more smoothly and perform various tasks with ease.
In addition to prosthetics, sensory feedback is also essential in rehabilitation technology. Rehabilitation technology is used to help individuals who have suffered from injuries or disabilities regain their mobility and independence. By providing sensory feedback, rehabilitation technology can help individuals improve their balance, coordination, and overall movement. Virtual reality systems can provide sensory feedback to individuals who are relearning how to walk or use their limbs, allowing them to practice movements in a safe and controlled environment.
Grippy by Robo Bionics is one such Bionic Hand that incorporates Sensory Feedback through Haptic Technology with MMG Control. Another Unique Proposition that Robo Bionics has to offer is its seamless booking system, where you can schedule appointments and even request a pick-up and drop facility and check-out stays near the Clinic to ensure that your experience is made comfortable
Keywords: Sensory feedback, prosthetics, rehabilitation technology, mobility, independence, neural interfaces, haptic technology, myoelectric control, artificial limbs, brain-machine interfaces, amputation, spinal cord injury