Updated September 11, 2019 06:00:57 The world’s first ‘bionics’ device will help amputees with the painful process of removing prosthetic limbs.
Key points:Australian surgeon David Aitken, who is the only Australian in the world to have been awarded the prestigious prize, has created a prosthetic arm for amputee Daniel KavanaghMr Aitker has developed a prosthesis that uses his own skin to attach to a device called a biobrain.
The device uses his skin to link up the prosthetic limb to a wearable computer system.
Mr Aidk has used his own own skin for the device.
He told the ABC’s 7.30 program he wanted to be a “leader” in the field of prosthetic technology.
“I think it’s great that the prosthesis can help amputes,” Mr Aitk said.
“But it’s not for everybody.”‘
The biggest obstacle’In Australia, it’s been a big challenge to find a prosthetics manufacturer that can meet the needs of amputeics.
Mr Kavanah was given a prosthetist’s licence in 2014 but was not able to get an implant because of the regulatory requirements for prosthetic devices.
He said the prosthetists were “trying to keep up with the times”.
“They’re trying to get into the digital world and they’re trying not to break the bank,” Mr Kavanaghi said.
Mr Daima told 7.20 the regulations were a big obstacle to the Australian industry.
“There are so many regulatory hurdles,” he said.
The devices were developed by a team of doctors, physiotherapists, computer programmers and engineers.
“It’s not a medical device, it is not a biological device,” Dr Daimo said.
Dr Aitkins said the team would be working with other countries to find manufacturers to produce the prosthetics.
He has also developed a prototype of the device and plans to produce more devices for amputes.
“The next step is to make a lot of these for amputae,” he told 7 to 7.