World’s first robotic ankle is developed

robotic ankle

An Army veteran who lost part of his leg in Iraq walked with more spring in his step as he unveiled the world’s first robotic ankle – an important advance for lower-limb amputees that was developed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Garth Stewart, 24, who lost his left leg below the knee in an explosion in Iraq, walked in the device, which propels users forward using tendon-like springs and an electric motor.

The prototype device reduces fatigue, improves balance and provides amputees with a more fluid gait. It could become commercially available as early as the summer of 2008.

The ankle-foot was developed at the MIT Media Lab by Professor Hugh Herr and his team of researchers.

Source:  Daily Mail

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