Prosthetic Leg with Neural Sensory Feedback Shows Benefits for Patients

Researchers have made an improved prosthetic leg device outfitted with a number of external sensors that transmit sensory signals back to the nervous system through a set of stimulation electrodes implanted into the tibial nerve. In a case study with two patients, the use of this prosthetic improved walking performance and boosted endurance in both a laboratory setting and a real-world environment.