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#10 Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthesis

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Hugh Herr and his Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab have developed the first powered ankle-foot prosthesis. The novel prosthesis is capable of propelling the wearer forward and varying its stiffness over irregular terrain, successfully mimicking the action of a biological ankle, and, for the first time, providing amputees with a truly humanlike gait.

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