The world’s most intelligent prosthetic leg has been developed by British scientists.
Equipped with knee and ankle joints that constantly ‘talk’ to each other, it is able to adapt to its environment just like the real thing. Last night (Thursday) the robotic limb’s creators Blatchford were presented the UK’s top engineering innovation prize by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. An array of sensors across the knee and ankle continuously collect data on their surrounding environment, and the terrain on which the wearer is walking or standing. A central processor collects this information and uses specially developed software, called Mi² (Motion integrated intelligence), to adapt the position of the knee and ankle in response.