Bionic feedback system to restore feeling in the legs
In Europe alone, it has been estimated that there are approximately 1.5 million amputees and 7.5 million people who suffer from polyneuropathy and serious sensory problems. Apart from putting great strain on the healthcare system, these conditions also severely affect quality of life. The EU-funded BFS project aims to improve the quality of life of people who lack feeling in their legs, whether as a result of polyneuropathy or amputation. The solution involves a bionic feedback system comprising a sensor sole and a transmission part applied on the stump or leg. This system will help affected persons reclaim the feeling of the missing or damaged leg, providing the brain with the sensory information it had lost.
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