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Ossur takes another giant step in prosthetic technology

urosensing is where there is likely to be even more exciting advancements within the next two or three years, says Hilmar B. Janusson, Ph.D., Ossur's vice president of Research and Development. This is when a prosthetic device is connected to the human neurological system enabling the user to regain voluntary control over the prosthesis at a thinking level, instead of having to manipulate the prosthetic function solely by means of joint mobility and muscular activity. "The next level will happen when the prosthetic device can actually anticipate the intention of the user," says Janusson.

In other words, you'll think about taking a step and your foot will act. This can only be achieved when the prosthesis is able to be coupled to the human neural system and neuro-implants read the user's mind and respond accordingly.

As impressive as the technology is, in the end, it's about "Using technology to enhance people's lives," says Janusson. And that's what drives Ossur into the future where technology will meet human need in yet unimaginable ways.


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