The Samsung Electronics R&D Center and the Motorika startup have developed a control system for high-tech limb prostheses using the Galaxy Watch. This is reported by Rusbase with reference to the press service of Samsung.
In the course of cooperation, the developers have created two types of prostheses: traction and robotic bionic. In a traction prosthesis, the Galaxy Watch will transmit information about the patient’s activity to the cloud.
The robotic bionic prosthesis can be controlled using the Galaxy Watch. In particular, the watch will allow you to adjust the triggering threshold of the electro-myographic sensor, which measures muscle effort.
You can also use the Galaxy Watch to adjust the compression and release of the grip lock.
The developers are conducting pilot tests with a traction prosthesis and assembling a prototype of a robotic prosthesis with integrated wearable devices. Pilot tests of the robotic prosthesis will begin at the end of August.
By 2021, the company’s specialists intend to develop artificial muscles for fine motor skills of fingers with artificial intelligence-based control, and by 2025 – to create a robotic prosthesis with mobility identical to the motor ability of the hand.