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The Power Of Thought Explained


The Power Of Thought Explained
Cutting-edge bionic limbs currently in development allow the user to control movements with their own thoughts. Technically called ‘targeted muscle reinnervation’ it’s a groundbreaking surgical technique that rewires the nerves in an amputated limb. The remaining nerves that would have fed the missing arm and hand are rerouted into existing muscles. When the user thinks about moving their fingers, the muscles contract, and these contractions generate tiny electrical signals that can be picked up by the prosthetic.

The prosthetic is then programmed to respond to these muscle movements, taking each combination of signals and translating it into mechanical movement of the arm. Some of the most sophisticated have 100 sensors, 26 movable joints and 17 motors, all co-ordinated by a computer built into the prosthetic hand.

The Power Of Thought Explained