Advancement in prosthetic technology provides the prosthesis more natural function and cosmesis to the amputee limb. But in most of the cases due to some limitations of the patient, the most appropriate prosthetic solution is not possible. Custom made silicone prosthesis with some passive function plays the major role to rehabilitate those patients. The cosmetic prosthesis mimics the natural colour and texture of the normal body. Nowaday the cosmetic prosthesis becomes the foremost choice of the amputee individuals.
Part of the book: Biomimetic Prosthetics
Technological integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the Prosthetic and Orthotic industry and in the field of assistive technology has become boon for the Persons with Disabilities. The concept of neural network has been used by the leading manufacturers of rehabilitation aids for simulating various anatomical and biomechanical functions of the lost parts of the human body. The involvement of human interaction with various agents’ i.e. electronic circuitry, software, robotics, etc. has made a revolutionary impact in the rehabilitation field to develop devices like Bionic leg, mind or thought control prosthesis and exoskeletons. Application of Artificial Intelligence and robotics technology has a huge impact in achieving independent mobility and enhances the quality of life in Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).
Part of the book: Service Robotics