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Prosthesis:Low cost artificial leg

Prosthesis:Low cost artificial leg
A prosthetic limb is an artificial device extension that replaces a missing body part. It is part of the field of biomechatronics, the science of using mechanical devices with human muscle, skeleton, and nervous systems to assist or enhance motor control lost by trauma, disease, or defect.

In this world, there are many people who have some kind of disability. Engineers are working day and night to make artificial limbs that works like a normal leg and controlled by the human brain. Even though they are successful in building these limbs, but in the developing world there are plenty who can't afford their ultramodern limbs because of its high cost.

The project is to develop a low-cost artificial leg for the poor amputees which includes the lightweight and high comfort features of the artificial legs which are at the high end of this market. You will need mechanical people from this area of expertise before you start working on this project :

1.CAD-CAM—computer-assisted design, computer-assisted manufacture—of prostheses
2.Laser imaging to define wounds and abnormalities to then be fitted with prostheses  and
3.Development of new materials, including plastics incorporating carbon fibers that are much stronger than previous plastics.

Related Documents : 

Artificial limbs wired directly to the brain (pdf)
Natural vs Artificial(ppt)

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