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How are the latest technologies improving leg health?

This section from LegCyclopedia takes a look.

Robotic advances promise artificial legs that emulate healthy limbsLink

Is This the Future of Robotic Legs? – Hugh Herr’s bionic limbs have already revolutionized life for amputees (including himself). Now he’s envisioning new capabilities for everyone else – Link

Why Robot Legs Are Leading to Better Human Prosthetics – The technology developed to keep two-legged robots upright could show scientists how to make better, stronger, more intuitive artificial limbs for people – Link

Toyota introduces robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walkLink

Robotic Knee Helps Perfectly Healthy Runners Run Even BetterLink

Leg health can be measured – The first wireless light reflection rheography system in the market that allows for early detection of venous disorders which may lead to varicose veins and more serious conditions in the lower legs. Venous pumping power and refill time can be measured quickly and easily within just a few minutes – Link

Leg movement restored using innovative wireless neural interface – Three EU-funded projects – NEUWALK, WALK AGAIN and E-WALK – have contributed to the development of a wireless ‘brain-spinal interface’ that bypasses spinal cord injuries and restores intentional walking movement to a temporarily paralysed leg – Link

A leg-up for tracking neuropathy – An MIT-developed analyser offers hope for taking the fight against foot ulcers and amputations to remote areas – Link

Advances in Total Knee ReplacementLink

Advances in Computer-Aided Technology for Total Knee ArthroplastyLink

Medical Breakthrough Offers Alternative to Knee Replacement SurgeryLink

Faster Healing for Severe Fractures – A simple method uses stem cells from bone tissue to repair serious injuries quickly and cheaply – Link

‘Cool’ New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without SurgeryLink

Major Arthritis AdvancesScience closes in on this crippling diseaseLink

Recent advances in biomaterials for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcersLink

Emerging flexible and wearable physical sensing platforms for healthcare and biomedical applicationsLink

Wearable sensor technology helps local athletes recover from injuriesLink

 It’s not fair having 12 pairs of legs | Aimee Mullins – Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs — she’s got a dozen amazing pairs — and the super-powers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height … Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.


Sidas Technology – Whether you are at work, going out or taking part in sporting activities such as running, hiking or skiing, you spend a large part of your life standing up, The efforts provided can be too much: your feet are tired of carrying you. Improve the health of your feet and discover an innovative technology, giving them a new comfort and tailor-made products. Cushioning Gel Support, 3D Play, Shin Protector, Ankle Protector, Arch Supports Link


Kuru Midsole – Imagine technology so powerful, it adapted to your unique body to help you feel amazing. The powerfully patented KURUSOLE™. Unlike anything else. The revolutionary KURUSOLE™ with HEELHUGR™ technology began with one simple observation—the absolute best shoes should be shaped like your feet. Using space-age materials and powerful, patented technology, every KURU shoe is designed to flex inward to custom adapt to your feet. What is even better is as the shoe flexes, it lightly hugs your heels. This helps nature’s fat pad cushion your every step for superior mobility to get more done. Nature designed every foot with fat pads in the heel and forefoot to cushion and absorb shock with each step. Other premium comfort shoes mess with nature. Their flat footbeds flatten your fat pad. Nature designed every foot with fat pads in the heel and forefoot to cushion and absorb shock with each step. Other premium comfort shoes mess with nature. Their flat footbeds flatten your fat pad. Link . About Kuru Shoes – from Wired.

Cork Insoles – Link

The Jaipur Foot was developed at the SMS Medical College Hospital, Jaipur, in 1968, by a group of eminent orthopaedic surgeons and a highly innovative craftsman. The first scientific publication on the Jaipur Foot was by Dr PK Sethi, director and professor of rehabilitation, SMS Medical College, Jaipur; Dr SC Kasliwal; Dr MP Udawat; and master Ram Chandra. Although the design was developed to meet the socio-cultural needs of handicapped people in India — with their unique needs for a prosthetic that would permit them to squat, sit cross-legged, walk on uneven terrain, work in wet muddy fields, walk without shoes, and so on — it has proved to be a ‘universal design’ and can interface with prosthetic technology used around the globe. Link

Japanese Wrap-Around Shoes Mold Perfectly To Your Feet, No Matter What Your Shoe Size — PHOTOS – Link , See also this link

Get 3D-printed sandals molded for your feet using just your phone – Link

Nike’s New Thermo-Molded Sneakers Are Like Sculptures For Your Feet – Link

10 best orthopaedic shoes – Whether you suffer from fallen arches or bunions, make sure your feet stay well supported throughout the day with some specially designed footwear – Link

Medical Breakthrough Offers Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery – Link

MAKOplasty – MAKOplasty is a surgical procedure for partial knee or total hip arthroplasty using a RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System developed by MAKO Surgical Corp. RIO is cleared by the FDA for use in surgical knee and hip procedures, in which the use of stereotactic surgery may be appropriate, and where reference to rigid anatomical bony structures can be identified relative to a CT-based model of anatomy – Link

Bionic Ankle ‘Emulates Nature’ – Bionics pioneer Hugh Herr’s prosthetic ankle mimics the power and controllability of its biological counterpart. Link

MIT Leg Lab – The Leg Lab at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab is dedicated to studying legged locomotion and building dynamic legged robots. We are specialists in exploring the roles of balance and dynamic control. We are interested in simulating and building creatures which walk, run, and hop like their biological counterparts  – Link

The MIT Professor Obsessed with Building Intelligent Prosthetics – Link

Bionic Beauty Viktoria Modesta Shows Off Her Futuristic Prosthetic Leg – Link

The future of 3D-printed prosthetics – Link

The future of permanent, fully integrated prosthetic limbs and bionic implants – Link

The Mind-Blowing Future of Prosthetic Technology – Link

What the Latest Research Is Telling Us About the Future of Prosthetic Limbs – Researchers believe that the future of prosthetic limb development is bright. Advances in technology are making prosthetics feel more comfortable and natural for users than ever before. Link