News tagged with prosthetic legs

The extreme athlete who built a new knee

When Brian Bartlett was 24 he was hit by a car from behind so hard it ripped his right leg off instantly. It all happened so fast. He doesn't like to talk about it. "You really can't understand," he told me. "There's just ...

May 28, 2015
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Bionic leg is controlled by brain power

The act of walking may not seem like a feat of agility, balance, strength and brainpower. But lose a leg, as Zac Vawter did after a motorcycle accident in 2009, and you will appreciate the myriad calculations that go into ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Man with bionic leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

(AP)—Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, helping to test a trailblazing ...

Oct 31, 2012
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