Wednesday, April 4, 2007

MIT Creates a Better Foot

One of the problems biomechatronic engineers face is making limbs
that behave like normal limbs. After all, how hard would it be to walk
with one normal foot and one weird one? The biomechatronics lab at MIT
has developed a foot that attempts to mimic the normal behavior of a
standard foot while walking over various terrain.

The foot has a rotating ankle joint attached to an artificial shin
and a board-like surface for the part that touches the ground. We're
always excited when we hear about advances in prosthetics, because one
of our greatest fears is losing a limb in a horrific blogging accident.
Don't laugh. It could happen.


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