Bionic Man

Here’s another interesting article about bionic limbs, similar to Sherry’s posting World’s First “Bionic Woman”, about the woman who received a prosthetic arm that she can move with her thoughts. This one is about a Bionic Man 🙂

While covering the Iraq war, BBC producer Stuart Hughes lost his leg. His new prosthetic foot is so advanced, it may even allow amputee soldiers back into battle.

[…]It uses sensors and a built-in microprocessor to mimic some of the actions of a human foot. […] The sensors detect whether the user is walking on level ground, going uphill or downhill or climbing steps.

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2 Responses to Bionic Man

  1. Karin says:

    how would someone become a volunteer for a arm, my boyfriend is a quad amputee he suffered from a septic poisoning back in April, he almost lost his life, his story was posted in the local newspaper “The Herald”
    His name is Mike Moore and it was published in 10/23/2009 , he didn’t have a spleen and he received a dog bite which almost cost him his life…funny the bite didn’t even merit a visit to a doctor. would be grateful if there was something out there that would help him bring back some of what he is now missing

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