Bionic leg makes amputee faster on his feet -- Science Nation
Bionic leg makes amputee faster on his feet
A shark attack survivor now knows what it feels like to be part bionic man. Craig Hutto, a 23-year-old amputee, has volunteered to play guinea pig, testing a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg with powered knee and ankle joints. With early support from NSF and continued support from the National Institutes of Health, Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb has spent several years developing the leg, which operates with special sensors, an electric motor, a battery and computer technology.
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