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Someday, robotic prostheses and exoskeletons might be so commonplace that amputees will no longer have to use something that resembles a suction cup on a stick. In the interim, though, there's ITAP. The technology, which stands for intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthesis, is a type of pr...

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September 5, 2014 at 4:09AM
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What's better than an artificial nose? Why, an artificial foot, of course! University of Michigan researchers have developed a new prosthetic foot that could one day make it much easier for amputees to walk. Put simply, this new prototype drastically cuts the energy spent per step, as it harnesses ...

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New Zealander Nadya Vessey -- who lost both of her legs to the knee when she was a child -- has just received a prosthesis that's pretty much unlike anything we've ever seen (outside of Splash). About two years ago, she approached Weta Workshop, who specialize in design and manufacturing of costume...

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