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8 Amazing Breakthroughs in Prosthetics

May 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm |
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There was a time when wooden legs, glass eyes and rubber hands were the best we could do, but these eight breakthroughs in prosthetics technology may yet provide a better way of living for those dealing with blindness, deafness and the loss of a limb.

Carbon Fiber Limbs

 JULIAN FINNEY/GETTY IMAGES

JULIAN FINNEY/GETTY IMAGES

The advantage of carbon fiber is that it is more flexible, it has some give, and thus feels more lifelike in leg prosthetics.

Prosthetics have come a long way from wooden legs and rubber hands. These eight breakthroughs in the field of prosthetics have totally changed the game.

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