Aditya P. 2024 | BASIS Independent Fremont
- Project Title: From Nerves to Nodes: Creating a Bionic Arm through 3D Printing
- Basis Independent Advisor: Ms. Alexis Parker
- Internship Location: O'Conner Hospital, San Jose, CA
- Onsite Mentor: Tanvi Raman
In a world where hands are essential for daily tasks, imagine facing life without them. For over 2.1 million people, this is a stark reality due to limb loss, a number expected to double by 2050. Among them, over 3% grapple with upper limb loss. Prosthetics offer hope, but current solutions often lack the dexterity and intuitive control needed for true empowerment. A bionic arm mimics natural human functions through advanced technology, aiding individuals with limb loss. Electromyography (EMG) records muscle electrical activity, essential for interpreting signals from remaining muscles in the residual limb. These signals control the bionic arm's movements, making EMG a common interface for powered prostheses, ensuring ease and comfort.