First the motorised knee, next we'll be seeing an ROTM piece on how motorised arms severed "old bill"!
Dont trust the technology!!!
Humans are now even closer to a Six Million Dollar Man bionic body, thanks to the world's first motorised prosthetic knee, which is now readily available to lower-limb amputees in parts of Europe and the US. The Power Knee, from orthopaedic and prosthetic specialist Óssur, is said to be the first artificial leg pivot to …
So, technically, an unsecure knee could be hacked?? Imagine the pandemonium that would cause!! Actually, I could connect it to my old Amiga and use it as a kickstart rom :)
On a serious note, a couple of my running pals are amputees, so it's a thumbs up from me (and a pint for the developers).
Hackneyed approach: hack-kneed
But, if one loses ONE leg, there is no hope of running at 60 mph, let alone 30 mph. Maybe 6/2.5, or 30/2.2. Then again, it might result in one burned out shoe, or a person being a real pogo stick. Dodging bullets might be more intuitive, but landing in the wrong spot would make things ENDtuitive...
"... a future version of the prosthetic with limited precognition, allowing it to walk the owner away from unseen danger. But it didn't."
Thank Zarquon for that! Remember the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Happy Vertical People Transporters?
Imagine what would happen if your artificial leg suddenly decided it wanted participation in the direction decision making process and went on strike or started walking in the opposite direction...
(Mine's the one with the book in the pocket that has "Don't Panic" written in large friendly letters on the cover)
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