The Natural Artificial Foot

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 11:28 in Health & Medicine

K3 Promoter Cost to Develop: $100,000 Time: 8 years Prototype | | | | | Product Gordon Link, a diabetic and foot amputee, is not looking to climb Mount Everest, run a marathon, or snowboard off a cliff. “I just want to walk without stumbling like I’m a drunk,” he says. It may not sound like a tall order, but until he was fitted with a prototype prosthetic foot that simulates the body’s natural movements, walking on uneven ground was like navigating an obstacle course. “Hitting a low spot of even one inch with my old foot was like a non-amputee stepping into a four-inch hole,” he adds. “Not good.” read more

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