Study: Insect movements could aid prosthetic advances

07/22/2013 | Leicester Mercury (England)

An analysis of how insects like grasshoppers and locusts move their legs without using muscles could provide insight into the development of prosthetic limbs, according to University of Leicester researcher Tom Matheson in a study published by the journal Current Biology. "The surprising result was that although some movements are influenced by properties of muscles and tendons, other movements are generated by forces from within the joints themselves," he said.

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