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This Waterproof Prosthesis Is Ideal for Swimming and Offers a More Natural Walking, Jogging Experience

This is the Genium X3 by Ottobock, a high-tech, waterproof lower limb prosthesis that allows individuals to swim, jog and cycle and walk smoother with a more natural gait – and just overall enjoy a more active lifestyle sans limitations. Built out of titanium and stainless steel, it has a protective seal that shields the joint’s sensitive sensor and electronic systems against dust, sand, and moisture.

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These Prosthetic Hands ‘Recreate a Sense of Touch’ and Can Help Veterans’ Embrace High-Tech Prosthetics

Jacob Segil, an instructor at CU Boulder’s Engineering Plus Program and Case Western Reserve University are on a mission to help design prosthetic hands that could restore amputees’ sense of touch. They are accomplishing this innovative-yet-complex feat by using sensors in the hand that lead into the body through a neural interface.

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This 3D-Printed Bionic ‘Hero Arm’ Gives Kids ‘Superpowers’ with Swappable Marvel and Disney Covers

Meet the Hero Arm, the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm, with multi-grip functionality and cool aesthetics that’s inspiring both kids and adults with its superpower-like qualities. With swappable covers – from Star Wars BB-8, Marvel Iron Man, Disney Frozen, and Deus Ex, the Hero Arm is versatile and ignites the imagination.

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This Company Creates Super-Realistic Prosthetics That Move Like Real Body Parts

These custom prostheses are super life-like, high-quality, and individually sculpted, for amputated parts of the body – from fingers, hands, and arms to external ears, feet, legs, and noses. The customization is remarkable as it also includes replicating the look of an amputee’s skin tone, texture, freckles, spots, and nails.

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