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Robotic Prosthetic Limb Update

Posted 23 Jun 2004 at 20:06 UTC by steve Share This

A new Tornoto Star article presents a good overview of the latest developments in prosthetics including a $25,000 bionic leg made by Victhom Human Bionics that allows above-the-knee amputees to walk normally again. Another advanced prosthetic limb described is Otto-Bock's C-Leg which uses an intelligent microcontroller to adjust the leg's movements to compensate for rough terrain and even stairs. Also mentioned is Victhom's work on artificial exomuscles that could replace the electric motors now used in bionic limbs with power-saving active biomaterials.

Disappointing, posted 23 Jun 2004 at 21:32 UTC by tafkaks » (Journeyer)

Looks like none of these will fit my robot, which lost all of its limbs in a tragic brazing accident.

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