ISRO develops an intelligent artificial limb likely to be commercialised soon, expectedly cheaper by about ten times, benefitting above-knee amputees to walk with a comfortable gait

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As a spin-off of Space technology, ISRO develops an intelligent artificial limb likely to be commercialised soon, expectedly cheaper by about ten times, benefitting above-knee amputees to walk with a comfortable gait. These ‘microprocessor-controlled knees (MPKs)’ offer extended capabilities for the amputee than those offered by the passive limbs that do not use the microprocessors. Thus far, a 1.6 kg MPK has enabled an amputee to walk about 100 m in the corridor with minimum support. Efforts to improvise the performance are underway.
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