Artificially Intelligent Knee

Computers are getting everywhere these days, and thanks to Icelandic prosthetic maker Ossur the latest place it has turned up is in an artifical knee joint in a ‘bionic leg’. The joint is loaded with sensors, a processor and some memory, and its software allows it to ‘learn’ how to move more effectively with the gait of the wearer. Newer models incorporate motors to do the work the missing muscles would have performed.