Micro-processor controlled Robotic Legs

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Have you ever heard of Otto Bock? Chances are that you haven't and you should probably be pretty happy for that. However, there are millions of people, like Heath in this video, whose lives have been forever improved by the research and products that Otto Bock offers. Heath lost his legs in the war in Iraq and his adoption of the C-Legs allows him the most natural mobility possible with prosthetic limbs. C-Legs have a remote controlled micro-processor in each knee. The science behind the knee is revolutionary. It anticipates what the wearer is doing and accomodates every change, in real time... by utilizing microprocessors to control the knee's hydraulic function 50 times a second.

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    Erik Porter

    This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while.  Awesome!

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    Human​Compiler
    This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while.  Awesome!
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    Matthew Mushall

    That is very awesome.  I was in Iraq back in 2003...and fortunate enough to avoid any serious harm, but I know plenty of our boys who weren't so fortunate.  I am very pleased to see these kinds of advancements in prosthetic limbs.  Our boys deserve them.

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    Matthew Mushall

    That is very awesome.  I was in Iraq back in 2003...and fortunate enough to avoid any serious harm, but I know plenty of our boys who weren't so fortunate.  I am very pleased to see these kinds of advancements in prosthetic limbs.  Our boys deserve them.

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    Erik Porter

    Re: "Our boys deserve them."

    Girls too.  Wink

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    Human​Compiler

    Re: "Our boys deserve them."

    Girls too.  Wink

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    Laura10
    Holla!
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    Thomas Willingham

    Good information Laura!

    I agree Artek that this is a cool use of technology. It is gratifying to see technology used to enhance peoples live, and I think this is an excellent example.

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    Thomas Willingham

    Good information Laura!

    I agree Artek that this is a cool use of technology. It is gratifying to see technology used to enhance peoples live, and I think this is an excellent example.

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    Dengin

    Holla back!

    Wait, what were we talking about?

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    Dengin

    Holla back!

    Wait, what were we talking about?

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    Matthew Mushall

    Of course I meant girls too.  Anybody who has sustained bodily harm deserves them.  By boys, I mean my fellow uniformed personnel.  In the Air Force, we are all called "airman" regardless of gender.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Of course I meant girls too.  Anybody who has sustained bodily harm deserves them.  By boys, I mean my fellow uniformed personnel.  In the Air Force, we are all called "airman" regardless of gender.

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