Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking

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Jazzy
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Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say.

"For amputees, what they experience when they're trying to walk normally is what I would experience if I were carrying an extra 30 pounds," said Art Kuo, professor in the University of Michigan departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Compared with conventional prosthetic feet, the new prototype device significantly cuts the energy spent per step.

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*I am posting up this article for my friend DrLeftover who for some reason was not able to post the link :-2*
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Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking

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Are you pulling my leg?
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Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking

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Thanks for the research, jazzy. I printed it out! This is similar to the "dynamic foot" concept I've been seeing online. I hope it'll cheer up my poor sweetie, she's having a bad day today.:(
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Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking

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Saint_;1293532 wrote: Thanks for the research, jazzy. I printed it out! This is similar to the "dynamic foot" concept I've been seeing online. I hope it'll cheer up my poor sweetie, she's having a bad day today.:(


That was the object of the exercise.

Thanks Jazzy
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