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David Brockman with a Prosthetic Device

Making Prosthetics More Lifelike

Scientists and surgeons team up to make life easier for amputees

Professor Wilsaan Joiner is part of a team of engineers, scientists and surgeons at UC Davis working to make life easier for amputees through a combination of surgery, advanced machine learning and smart prosthetics. Their goal is “prosthesis embodiment,” to get these devices to mimic a biological limb so amputees gain better muscle control and sensory feedback without increased complexity.

His work was featured in the UC Davis news article: