Gallery: Energy Recycling Artificial Foot Created

 

It’s not easy walking on a prosthetic foot. Aside from the obvious difficulty of adjusting to an artificial limb, dragging around the weight of the foot exerts a lot of energy — 23% more than walking on a natural foot, to be exact. But a prototype foot developed by researchers at the University of Michigan makes it easier for amputees to move around normally by recycling kinetic energy generated while walking.

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2 Comments

  1. greenlight32 February 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I liked the design of the prosthetic foot. Could you notified me when the product is available to the general public? Thank you.

  2. luis May 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    muy interesante frealmente

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