He lost his arm in an accident. A new surgery and a bionic prosthetic are giving him back unprecedented control.
The fact that Burkhard can move any fingers is practically a miracle. The hand he…
Despite advancements in prosthetic technologies, patients with amputation today suffer great diminution in mobility and quality of life. We have developed a modified below-knee amputation (BKA) procedure that incorporates agonist–antagonist myoneural interfaces (AMIs), which surgically preserve and couple agonist– antagonist muscle pairs for the subtalar and ankle joints.
Source: National Academy of Sciences