Robotics in Prosthetics


When you think of batteries and, more specifically, Arbin’s role in the research that is driving the battery industry forward, it’s likely you picture electric vehicles and other stalwarts of the industry that have gained momentum and become more visible over the past several years.

However, Arbin’s role in the battery industry extends well beyond those boundaries.

Prosthetics and the robotics they’re using to accomplish never-before-seen feats of engineering are using advanced battery innovations to deliver all sorts of incredible results for users, and Arbin is proud to support that progress via support for the battery research making it possible.

Progress in Using Robotics for More Advanced and Beneficial Prosthetics

Recently, the use of advanced batteries has opened up doors to a variety of advances in prosthetics, including:

  • Extending battery lifespan for more practical use
  • Supporting robotics making prosthetics quieter and more energy efficient
  • Leveraging modular batteries

In particular, one robotic prosthetic leg prototype uses small and powerful motors originally designed for use on a robotic arm at the International Space Station to more than double a user’s walking needs on a single charge – without giving up comfort, power, or functionality.

Biomechatronic prosthetics have also improved and innovated upon non-robotic prosthetics, which have traditionally been made of plaster and steel.

These prosthetics combine biosensors, mechanical sensors, a microprocessor-powered controller, and actuators to deliver a more lifelike result for users.

How Batteries Are Helping to Shape the Future of Robotic Prosthetics

Among other industries and technologies, innovators in biomechatronic prosthetics are constantly looking for advances in battery and battery pack technology that can help support their mission to provide lifelike, functional, and comfortable prosthetics.

These robotic prosthetics need more compact, high-density battery solutions not only to provide longer battery life, but to increase overall comfort. As they’re quite literally a part of the user’s body, no amount of incredible engineering can make a prosthetic more bearable if it’s too heavy to be used comfortably.

Arbin’s Role in Battery Progress for Robotic Prosthetics

In addition to conducting materials research for a variety of industries and innovations, Arbin helps conduct research in the field of prosthetics and shares the common vision of producing more comfortable, lifelike, powerful, and functional solutions through advancements in batteries.

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