Prosthesis allows amputees to walk in heels

Pretty amazing ~

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Source: Johns Hopkins University via Gizmag

The prosthesis is reported to perform admirably, weighing in at less than 3 lb and supporting weights up to 250 lb The prosthesis is reported to perform admirably, weighing in at less than 1.4 kg and supporting weights up to 113 kg

We’ve seen some interesting prostheses over the years, from 3D-printed legs to devices for kids with superhero aesthetics. A project from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University is a little different, providing a prosthesis to help women with lower limb amputations to walk in high heels. It’s an effort that could have a huge positive impact on people’s lives, from female veterans to the fashion conscious.

According to the researchers, the new solution represents the first prosthesis designed to play nice with fashionable footwear for women, allowing the user to pop on a pair of heels up to a height of 10 cm.

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