Vanderbilt University tests prosthetic devices for market

The Vanderbilt Center for Intelligent Mechatronics is cooperating with several commercial partners to prepare three prosthetic devices for the marketplace. Vanderbilt has developed a prosthetic hand controlled by nerve impulses with Orthocare Innovations and an advanced prosthetic leg with Freedom Innovations. Vanderbilt's exoskeleton, developed with Parker Hannifin, is being shipped to several spinal cord rehabilitation centers for testing and may be sold in Europe next year and in the U.S. by 2016.

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