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Jun 05 2014

Now that’s Progress: Prosthectic Leg for Rock Climbers

klippa1Some people like to climb rocks and giant cliffs. These people are braver or crazier than me. Some time brave or crazy people get sucked into a swather or get blown up and lose a leg or two. Usually that means the end of their rock climbing career.

Until now…

A prosthetic leg for rock climbers designed after carefully examining how climbers’ legs move features an elastic pivot point to provide a small contact surface with the rock. Hopefully, it may help disabled people regain the joy of climbing!

I have to say this thing is pretty cool. It’s basically like a goat leg than you can use to replace your missing limb thereby making it possible for those former climbers who now require prosthesis to climb again. And that’s just great.

Hit the jump for more shots.

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