March 8, 2010

Bionic Foot Releases Energy

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The University of Michigan created a bionic foot that can return some of the impact energy when the user walks. They are supposedly 30% more efficient than traditional prosthetic feet.

Professor Art Kuo said, "All prosthetic feet store and return energy, but they don't give you a choice about when and how. They just return it whenever they want. This is the first device to release the energy in the right way to supplement push-off, and to do so without an external power source."

Via U of M

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 8, 2010 9:05 AM
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