Revolutionary New Tool for Wirelessly Monitoring Tissues with applications including prosthesis and exoskeleton control, biomechanics research, and augmented reality.
The Salah Foundation has funded the development of a new technology called magnetomicrometry, which uses small magnetic beads to wirelessly track tissue lengths. Using novel tracking techniques, these magnetic beads are tracked in real time while compensating for magnetic disturbances. This technology is low-cost, passive, portable, and safe, and has the potential to enable intuitive, human-like control over robotic hands and feet.
Control of a Robotic Prosthetic Arm using Magnetomicrometry
Artwork by Michael Brumett