Engineer lays out key technologies for human-like prostheses

11/7/2013 | PopularMechanics.com

With the latest developments in batteries, electric motors, sensors and micro-controllers, it's possible to build prosthetics that closely mimic natural body movement, says mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb. "We now can reproduce what the central nervous system does, and be just as adaptable and flexible as the human," said Goldfarb, who developed a suit that helps people with lower-limb paralysis walk again.

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