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Technology offers hope of better bionic legs

(HealthDay)—Scientists say they're making progress toward developing a motorized artificial lower leg that automatically adjusts to changes in movement, such as from walking to using stairs.

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New prosthetic leg attaches directly to the bone

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic hospital, both in the U.K. have just completed the first stage of medical trials for a new type of leg prosthetic—instead ...

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Robotic advances promise artificial legs that emulate healthy limbs

Recent advances in robotics technology make it possible to create prosthetics that can duplicate the natural movement of human legs. This capability promises to dramatically improve the mobility of lower-limb amputees, allowing ...

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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 ...

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Rapid Rehab: Smart insole to correct walking abnormalities

(Medical Xpress)—Move over Nike Plus. University of Utah (the U) professor Stacy Bamberg, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is developing a shoe insole that can gather comparable data to Nike's popular line of ...

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Science 'unclear' over Pistorius claims

The International Paralympic Committee on Monday defended its policy on artificial running blades for amputee athletes, insisting it was the best possible system.

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