Dec 072005

Rheo KneeHugh Herr, director of MIT’s Biomechatronics Group, has created the Rheo Knee, an artificial knee with an integrated microprocessor that both learns the user’s walking style and is able to quickly react and adapt to changes in terrain. The microprocessor calculates the position of the knee and the load on the limb 1000 times per second, continually learning the wearer’s gait and optimizing the proper resistance in the joint for each step.

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