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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Lightning Talk | Reconstructing Prosthetics Technology
Connor Glass
Connor Glass
Phantom Neuro, Founder & CEO

The global prosthetics and orthotics market was valued at ~$6B in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% through 2028. Those figures aren’t surprising. The World Health Organization estimates that 30 million people are in need of prosthetic and orthotic devices right now. That number grows annually, with 185,000 Americans alone suffering the loss of a limb each year. But the prosthetics of tomorrow have the potential to work (and look) far different from those we use today — changing the market as well as the lives of millions.

In this Lightning Talk, Connor Glass will share how his team at Phantom is building a system to help people gain lifelike control of robotic limbs through a unique human-machine interfacing system. This technology, based in reconstructive surgery research at Johns Hopkins, combines small implantable sensors, AI, and software in an effort to allow people to control robotic prostheses and exoskeletons using existing muscles near the location of the amputation.