British students building artificial leg for scuba diver

02/6/2014 | Watford Observer (U.K.)

A team of students from Brunel University in Britain is designing a special swim prosthesis for a woman who lost her leg in an auto accident and wants to become a fully qualified scuba diver. The students are trying to develop a socket that works under water and to deal with trapped air in the prosthesis that would react to water pressure. "Ideally I need to come up with a socket that can transfer from a finning to a walking limb and that isn’t proving easy," said mechanical engineering student Dhiran Patel.

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