Prosthetic ankle offers propulsion

05/11/2007 | MIT Technology Review

Researchers have developed a new prosthetic ankle -- said to be 20% more efficient than previous prostheses -- using power-assisted springs and a small, battery-powered motor. The lead researcher, who is currently working to make the prosthetic lighter, said, "When this is optimized, we think amputees will be able to walk more efficiently than you can."

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