Origin of prosthesis
OTHER WORDS FROM prosthesispros·thet·ic [pros-thet-ik], /prɒsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjectivepros·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use prosthesis in a sentence
Most amputations sever the muscle pairs that control joints such as the elbow or ankle, disrupting the sensory feedback about the limb’s position in space that would help patients control a prosthesis.
Other researchers also are testing ways to add tactile feedback to prostheses.
Even after the people had used the prosthesis for more than a year, the mismatch didn’t improve.
Already, implanted electrodes can record signals from the movement areas of the brain, allowing people to control robotic prostheses.Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity?|Laura Sanders|February 11, 2021|Science News
British Dictionary definitions for prosthesis
- the replacement of a missing bodily part with an artificial substitute
- an artificial part such as a limb, eye, or tooth