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Brain controlled Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm

By Damir Beciri
31 March 2011

artificial-muscle-operated-amo-arm-1Two Ryerson University undergraduate biomedical engineering students are developing a prosthetic arm that is controlled by brain signals. The Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm is controlled by the user’s brain signals and is powered by ‘artificial muscles’ ( simple pneumatic pumps and valves) to create movements, unlike traditional prosthetic limbs which¬† rely on complex and expensive… »