The future of the robotic leg

A perspective published this week shows just how dazzlingly far we’ve come, and how far we have yet to go

By Bethany Brookshire, 19:12 PM November 6, 2013

I went to high school and college with a guy who had only one leg. He usually used crutches to get around. He was very deft on them and could move as fast as a human could run (in recent years, he’s become a triathlete and body builder). He had a prosthetic leg that he could attach, but he never wore it. It turned out he had good reasons why.

After my high school graduation, a whole group of us were camping in national parks across the United States for an environmental awareness–themed trip. ...

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