Over 6 million people in Pakistan suffer from amputations and require limb prosthetics. Bioniks, a startup incubated at NIC Karachi, has developed low-cost prosthetic arms that allow amputees to live better.
Surgical Planning and Case Study Models
Bionics has developed a system through which it takes in patient’s pre-surgical scans (bones or organs) and convert them into a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery.
Person’s brain is apparently capable of developing a dedicated neural circuit, called a motor memory, for controlling a virtual device or robotic arm in a manner similar to the way it creates such memories for countless other movements and activities in life.
A brain–machine interface (BMI) is a device that translates neuronal information into commands capable of controlling external software or hardware such as a computer or robotic arm. BMIs are often used as assisted living devices for individuals with motor or sensory impairments.
New brain-machine interfaces that exploit the plasticity of the brain may allow people to control prosthetic devices in a natural way.
BCI is a computer-based system that acquires brain signals, analyzes them, and translates them into commands that are relayed to an output device to carry out a desired action.