Monday, August 13, 2007

Go-Go-Gadget Ankle!

Old news, but still good news. Here are some spicy stories about a robotic ankle being used to help soldiers coming back from Iraq minus a limb. The device assist in gait by simulating the movement of muscles and tendons. There are a couple projects that I always confuse. This is the PowerFoot which is meant to replace missing feet. There is mounting evidence that robot assisted gait technology is incredibly beneficial for rehabilitation from MS and other motor disorders.

Story on Medgadget, Gizmodo, CNet, I4U.

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