TY - CHAP A1 - Martin Burns A2 - Michelle Schumacher A3 - Ramana Vinjamuri ED1 - Ramana Vinjamuri Y1 - 2018-02-14 PY - 2018 T1 - Introductory Chapter: Toward Near-Natural Assistive Devices N2 - Biomimetic prosthetics are advanced devices that mimic the physical and functional properties of the replaced limb, thus restoring near-natural form and function. This flourishing field of research will continue to play an important role in improving quality of life, independence, and community participation for individuals with disabilities. This humble compilation showcases a few representative examples of progress in this exciting field. BT - Biomimetic Prosthetics SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.73637 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.73637 SN - 978-953-51-3820-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-13 ER -