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  • What we are doing in our lab right now is I think for the first time truly the first steps towards building cybernetic systems cyborgs

  • You know, we've been reading about this in our science fiction for years and it's finally starting to get there

  • My entire life I never thought that I would be where I am now having had an amputation

  • I have an opportunity to engineer my own body and I had always dreamed about that

  • The implications of making a seamless connection between the body and the robot means that we be end disability

  • My name is Everett Lawson, I'm a research assistant at MIT in the Media Lab. I

  • Don't know that I would necessarily call myself an inventor

  • But I like to make things

  • and I like to make things that allow me to see and feel and experience things that I would have not otherwise been able to

  • I

  • was born with a congenital

  • Clubfoot and what it really came down to is that the bones were weaker?

  • So even just stepping off of a curb I could break my foot

  • I remember once I was running from a bear on a dirt road and I stepped on a rock and I broke my foot a

  • Few years ago my wife and I found out that we were going to have our son August and

  • I had reconstructive surgery to allow me to run around and chase my son

  • And pick him up after he was born

  • And after having that surgery I

  • didn't heal my leg was just absolutely deteriorating and

  • The surgeon said well, we think that an amputation is going to be the best outcome for you

  • And I was sitting in my office

  • Dumbstruck and a great mentor of mine

  • Happened to come to my office and saw me sitting there and

  • He literally grabbed me by the arm, and he said that's it

  • And he took me and he marched me downstairs across the lab down into hue hers lab

  • My name is Hieu her I'm a professor at MIT and I direct a research group called the biomechatronics group

  • We develop wearable robots robots that attach to the body mechanically and neroli

  • We met with Everett that day and

  • Determined that Everett would benefit from receiving the Ewing amputation this experimental surgery

  • which is a truly unique approach to

  • performing an amputation

  • In a traditional amputation and not only are they cutting through the bone but they're also cutting through all the muscles and tendons as well

  • in the Ewing procedure

  • They preserve as much of that musculature as they can and the relationship of those muscles via their tendons. I

  • Still have the musculature embedded into my limb, which means that I can have a direct

  • neuromuscular interface with bionic limbs and

  • That's how I started this relationship with the biomechatronics lab

  • My name is Matt Carney, I'm a PhD candidate here in the biomechatronics group and I have been building Bionic knees and ankles

  • Trying to push the limits of what's actually possible to get as close as possible or even better than biological performance

  • What's really interesting about everett is that because he's had this amputation that allows him to have this

  • Neural pathway that a traditional amputation doesn't necessarily have so that he can have direct control of the robot

  • How it works is that there are sensors that read the signals coming out of the muscles in my leg and

  • It translates them into

  • mechanical motion within the bionic limb

  • so when I fire a muscle that would say point your foot down it directly translates to a motion in the

  • Robotic vehicle, I think as well

  • A range of motion for the dorsal flushing feels really good. It does. Yeah, I

  • Remember the first time that I you know saw of Matt's robotic engine and he turned on the controls I

  • Wasn't seeing the mechanics of this robot attached to my body. I was seeing my body being

  • Continued all the way down to a foot that had a 1:1 relationship between the thought of motion and actual motion

  • It was truly profound

  • So you can put it on we'll try it out we'll turn it up a little bit I

  • Need a little bit more resistance

  • on heel strike

  • Well, yes Mord Anthony for heel strike. How does it feel? I just made it. That's way better quite a bit stiffer. Yeah

  • Working with Matt and the team in the position of being a subject it is a really interesting

  • situation for me

  • but I also am an engineer and an inventor and you know, I also work on developing my own systems and

  • Rather than trying to translate my thoughts into motion. I'm looking at how do I get sensory feedback back in?

  • So I received this experimental surgery which preserved a lot of the musculature of my leg as well as portions of the nervous system

  • And I began to realize that

  • There were specific

  • Spots on my leg that have an approximate sensation of the big toe the little toe the heel the middle of my foot

  • And it was at that point that I started

  • Prototyping building things in order to start exploring these sensations

  • Within the last 48 hours. I've been able to build an array of sensors. They go on to the bottom of my prosthetic

  • they'd send a signal back on to my residual limb a little bit of electricity across the surface of the skin to get the

  • sensation of touch

  • So I can reach down and I can touch

  • This one and I have the sensation of my little toe. Oh

  • Do you help Papa? Do you want to help me do science?

  • You want to tickle the bottom of Papa's robot foot pop off the bottom all the way on the bottom

  • I'll push that one. Oh, I feel then. Can you push other buttons?

  • You're touching my pinky toe and my big toe

  • And it actually really tickles

  • I

  • Hadn't thought some of this all the way through. Oh

  • That's no sir. That's live wires

  • August is born with bilateral clubbed feet the condition that I had but on both sides you

  • Know the science has changed a lot and they're able to do treatments to correct it

  • But sitting there as a father

  • You know looking at my son my motivation for building

  • Bionic limbs came from thinking about the world that I want him to grow up in

  • You know, I think it's 2019 and it's about time we got robots on people

  • one hope coming out of this lab is that the work we were doing allows us to push the

  • Capabilities of what the human body is even capable of doing so that at some point, you know

  • It's not just I feel so bad that you lost your limb. Here's some prosthesis. It's more like oh I lost my limb cool

  • Look what I can do now

  • I can upgrade that limb as I get older. I can change all of the functionality of it

  • I have so much more capability now that I have this new robotic extension of my body

  • The things that we're developing now the prototype that I'm wearing today is just the beginning

  • I

  • Don't think it's ever going to stop it's not about building something that does X and I can just move on from there

  • It's going to be a constant exploration

  • Throughout the course of my life

  • You

What we are doing in our lab right now is I think for the first time truly the first steps towards building cybernetic systems cyborgs

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この MIT のエンジニアは自分のバイオニック脚を作った (This MIT Engineer Built His Own Bionic Leg)

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    林宜悉 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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