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Building a bionic ankle with iWalk and Cogmedix | Disruptors

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:20am
Mass Device

In this episode of Disruptors, we talk to Tim McCarthy, CEO of iWalk and Matt Giza, Vice President of Cogmedix about building iWalk's revolutionary bionic prosthetic system for the ankle and lower foot, the BiOM.

The BiOM is a bit of an engineering marvel using microprocessors and a half-dozen environmental sensors to evaluate and adjust ankle position, stiffness, damping and power thousands of times each second. Additionally, control algorithms generate human-like force while walking across level ground, slopes or stairs, providing amputees with a near-normal gait.

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