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Thursday July 26, 2007 12:41 pm

MIT Creates Comfortable and Functional Ankle-Foot

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science

Ankle-FootMIT professor Hugh Herr and his team have developed the Ankle-foot. He is also a double amputee and tested his own creation. Said to be the first of its kind, it is light, flexible, and generates more energy for walking than current ones. Herr’s version features multiple springs and a small battery-powered motor.

“It’s wild,” Professor Herr said, “like you’re on one of those moving walkways in the airport.”

Created through CRRM (The Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine,) which includes the Providence VA Medical Center, its aim is to create biohybrid limbs composed of biological and man-made materials and improve those with limb trauma, especially war vets. We applaud CRRM for helping those who have done their time overseas and deserve all the extra assistance that can be can given to them.

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