Iranian researches develop new artificial limbs

Researchers at the Isfahan University of Technology have managed to innovate a new artificial limb for people have difficulties below their knees.
Publish date : Tuesday 2 January 2018 16:17
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Nima Jamshidi, a faculty member of the Department of Medical Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology and the leader of the team who have achieved these new artificial limbs told Mehr News Agency correspondent, “artificial limbs are usually made in the United States and are made of carbon.”

He said “because carbon is one of materials that cannot be imported to Iran because of their possible military use according to imposed sanctions, we tried to use other materials in manufacturing our innovation.”

He continued saying “because of that problem, we had to use fibers that are not usually used in manufacturing artificial limbs,” adding that they had to develop artificial limbs of the same quality as American ones.

The faculty member of Isfahan University of Technology further explained “the average life span of American device is less than a year, while our product life span exceeds 5 years,” adding that they had estimated that period based on 6,000 steps every day.

Jamshidi said that they had tested the limbs on 40 people and hoped for a fall in their prices in Iran’s markets as the domestic ones are coming out.


/SR
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