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Review Papers | Biotechnology | India | Volume 11 Issue 4, April 2022
Bionic Limbs - A Review
Akshay Shankar | Aryn Barman
Abstract: Bionics is the study of mechanical systems that function like living organisms or parts of living organisms. Bionics is one of the ways in trying to restore normalcy in a person?s life who has lost a part of their body. There were many other replacements for natural limbs, but with advancements in technology and materials, bionics is replacing all the previous replacements. The major need for the replacement of the limbs after injury or loss of the limb was to allow people to continue to live their own lives. There is also an elaboration of the requirements of such technology mentioned, how it works and how it helps as well. There are major confusions between prosthetic limbs and bionic limbs this confusion has been resolved in the paper. With such advanced technology the cost will also increase, the costs of the bionic limbs have been stated in the paper. In this paper different types of bionic limb, technologies have been mentioned including Nerve transferring, direct muscle, and direct nerve interfacing. Notes on Osseointegration, Passive Prosthetics and myoelectric bionic limbs have been reviewed in detail in this paper. Bionic limbs are a combination of biology and computer science as well as other fields of science. There is a role of biology because many bionic limbs require the nerve endings to be attached to the artificial limbs, the role of computer science comes into the picture because the nerve signals need to be sensed and the limb has to respond to it. These topics have been described as well.
Keywords: Bionics, Muscle Reinnervation, Osseointegration, Prosthetics, Myoelectric
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 4, April 2022,
Pages: 1066 - 1071