Last year we told you about Derby, a dog born with underdeveloped legs and paws. Tech firm 3D Systems designed a pair of prosthetic limbs for the Husky mix, but they were too short, and they also prevented Derby from being able to sit normally. A new upgrade now overcomes both of these limitations.
The robotic arm looks like it came from the future, a sleek cyborg limb. But for Les Baugh, it’s a way to feel “back to human.”
Using monkeys as test subjects, researchers from Duke University Medical Center are laying down the foundation for a new class of brain-controlled, touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs.
Where to even begin with this! Adorable miniature horse Midnite—and don't you dare call him a pony—lost most of his rear leg under negligence of a previous owner. Unable to bring themselves to euthanize the wee man, Ranch Hand Rescue worked with Forth Worth's Prosthetic Care to fashion him a tiny prosthetic horse…
Next time you pick a fight with an elderly gentleman, check to see whether he's upgraded his lower-leg to one of Ossur's Power Knees. Yes, the world's first motor-driven knee has now gone on sale.
Designer Hans Alexander Huseklepp believes that prostheses, like glasses, can be both functional and fashionable.