• Question: would you say limb replacement technologies are at there most advanced piont?

    Asked by five022car to Cillian, Eimear, Fiona, Orla, Sanjeev, Tom on 3 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Cillian Thompson

      Cillian Thompson answered on 3 Mar 2020:

      I don’t have a huge amount of experience in this area but personally I do not think so. There is always going to be room for improvement but from what I know there are some really cool and interesting limb replacement technologies being made where people could have a fully functioning robotic arm that is wired into their brain so they can use it as they would usually use their normal arm .

    • Photo: Orla McGee

      Orla McGee answered on 3 Mar 2020:

      No, the great thing about engineering is we are learning new things every day and we are continually trying to improve what has been done before.

    • Photo: Eimear O'Hara

      Eimear O'Hara answered on 3 Mar 2020:

      Nope I think we still have a long way to go before we even really understand how the body works, nevermind actually building something new to replace what’s already there. But we’re making progress all the time!

    • Photo: Fiona Malone

      Fiona Malone answered on 3 Mar 2020:

      Not at all, the designs are just getting started! Lots of advancements in technology means we can always improve limb replacement designs

    • Photo: Sanjeev Kumar

      Sanjeev Kumar answered on 8 Mar 2020:

      Not actually. In engineering and research, there is always room for improvement. So far, scientists have demonstrated great success in this field; however, still, we have a long way to go.

      Yet, the most advanced prostheses cannot replicate the full functionality of natural limbs. So, the next step in this pursuit is to develop a bionic limb, where the mind can control the limbs.