December 23, 2009

SPARKy Prosthetic Puts Spring Into Step

Arizona State University researchers have developed a prosthetic device that literally puts the spring back into an amputee’s step. The ASU scientists have developed and refined SPARKy (for spring ankle with regenerative kinetics) into a smart, active and energy storing below-the-knee (transbitial) prosthesis. This video includes inventor, demonstrator and students who worked on the project. Credit: Arizona State University

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