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noun as in artificial limb

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Flying to space won’t be easy—and flying to space with a prosthesis, something no one has done before, will make things more challenging still.

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Most amputations sever the muscle pairs that control joints such as the elbow or ankle, disrupting the sensory feedback about the limb’s position in space that would help patients control a prosthesis.

Other researchers also are testing ways to add tactile feedback to prostheses.

Even after the people had used the prosthesis for more than a year, the mismatch didn’t improve.

Already, implanted electrodes can record signals from the movement areas of the brain, allowing people to control robotic prostheses.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prosthesis, such as: artificial arm, artificial leg, fake limb, pegleg, and wooden leg.

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