BRAE 213 wk 7

BRAE 213 wk 7 - Cal Poly BRAE 213 Professor Hazelwood May...

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Cal Poly BRAE 213 Professor Hazelwood May 20, 2008 Prosthetic Limbs The aim of prosthetic limbs is to imitate the form and function of the human body as closely as possible, enabling individuals to live their life without limitations ( ssur). Ӧ Fortunately, with the advent of cutting edge technologies and biomedical research, limb loss is no longer the seemingly insurmountable burden it once was. Recent advances in artificial limb replacement technology have profoundly increased quality of life for those who rely on medical prosthetics. One of the most common prosthetic replacements is the prosthetic leg. The main function of prosthetic legs is to imitate as closely as possible the function of an actual human leg. Modern, prosthetic legs are composed of five main parts: the liner, knee, socket, foot and various components and adapters. It is critical that each of these parts is lightweight, durable to ensure individual stability and often most importantly comfort. When an individual receives prosthetic legs, there are a variety of options to choose from, which often
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2008 for the course BRAE 213 taught by Professor Hazelwood during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly.

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BRAE 213 wk 7 - Cal Poly BRAE 213 Professor Hazelwood May...

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