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Better Robotics Better Prosthetics
2013-11-08 15:48:55

More naturally moving robotic prosthetic legs currently in development will dramatically boost the mobility of lower-limb amputees and allow them to effectively navigate stairs, slopes and uneven ground.

Bionic Leg Makes Amputee Faster On His Feet
2012-01-24 04:52:03

Craig Hutto considers himself part bionic man. In 2005, doctors amputated his leg after a shark attacked him during a fishing trip off the Florida Gulf Coast.

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2011-08-18 12:40:00

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a new lower-limb prosthetic that allows amputees to walk with a natural gait.

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2007-08-22 08:09:52

Combine a mechanical arm with a miniature rocket motor: The result is a prosthetic device that is the closest thing yet to a bionic arm.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.