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D.I.Y prosthetics

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Looking on here and seeing the prices paid for prosthetics in the US I can't help being thankful for the much (often unjustly) maligned NHS here in the UK. Googling idly today I came across this - although a bit "Heath Robinson" at the moment if a young man can come up with such a cheap solution surely big business could take it forward and refine into a reliable prosthetic for the masses where even a few pounds (or dollars) is beyond their means.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/02/alabama_student_makes_prosthet.html

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Huh...not sure what I think of that....it's an interesting looking creation, but even if it's usable, I'm not sure how effective a leg it might be. Good to think about folks working on innovative ideas, though!

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Yes, I agree that it's certainly not the finished product yet but as you say the important thing is that instead of following the established path of developing and building on existing established principles a new generation is looking to re-invent today's accepted norm with tomorrow's eyes

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