June 20, 2011

Bionic Leg Restores Normalcy

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Joe Tucker, who lost part of his leg in a motorcycle accident in 1995, is the proud recipient of a $95,000 waterproof, bionic replacement. Although he has tried 6 other legs, he claims that this is the first one to make him feel "able-bodied" again. The battery powered prosthetic, known as a Genium, contains a sensory system to help the human walk easily, avoid obstacles and climb stairs. Unsurprisingly, the German firm Otto Bock built the leg in cooperation with the US military and Joe is one of the first civilians to receive one.

Via NY Daily News

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 20, 2011 11:36 AM
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