The future of prosthetics is here thanks to Artificial Intelligence and bionic feedback


Photo: A bionic hand touching holografic elements in the air; Copyright: PantherMedia/vitaliy_sokol

It is not only in the medical field that things have changed in recent years when it comes to prosthetics. The prostheses themselves have also learned.

What will prosthetic care look like in the future?

Photo: Male using his smartphone touchscreen with his bebionic hand by Ottobock; Copyright: Otto Bock HealthCare Deutschland GmbH

Where digitization brings new opportunities, it also creates new requirements – for example, in the operation of touchscreens. But with the bebionic from Ottobock, that's no problem.

Demand and reality in research

Artificial intelligence optimizes modern prosthetic devices

Photo: Male with a prosthetic arm is working on his workbench; Copyright: Otto Bock HealthCare Deutschland GmbH

Myo Plus uses AI to learn how to interpret the user's individual movement patterns and assigns them to a specific prosthetic movement. With the help of the Myo Plus app, these patterns can be adapted by the user.

Photo: ; Copyright: PantherMedia/ArturVerkhovetskiy

Not all users need a high-tech product for their everyday life. Nevertheless, a prosthesis should fit the user and his or her everyday life without sacrificing participation, self-determination or comfort.

A fitting solution for everyone – that may or may not be high-tech

Photo: Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private