- Surgeons first rewired remaining foot nerve endings from a patient's stump to healthy tissue in the thigh, placing them close to the skin surface. Six sensors were then fitted to the foot sole of a lightweight prosthesis, and linked to so-called stimulators inside the shaft where the stump sits.
- Importantly, post-surgery recovery is quick and there are no known health dangers associated with the intervention, he added.
- At the moment, a high-tech foot model costs between 10,000 euros ($11,240) and 30,000 euros. With the new technology ready, Egger now hopes that small companies will join his venture and start building the prosthesis to help bring down the market price.
World's first 'feeling' leg prosthesis offers hope to amputees
6. 8. 15 by Andrew Johnson