Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

A first of its kind robotic leg has been developed for amputees and it's controlled by the user's thoughts.

FOX's Colleen Cappon has more in this edition of "Housecall For Health":

A 32 year-old Chicago man has become the first to use a thought controlled bionic leg. The robotic leg, developed at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Bionic Medicine, decodes electrical signals traveling through the remaining leg muscle-- interpreting the patient's intended movements. It also has a motor in the knee and ankle, which helps with pushing up stairs and transitioning from sitting. The technology should be widely available in a few years.

Housecall For Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

Click HERE to watch a VIDEO about the bionic leg

Click HERE to read more about the bionic leg from RIC.org