8 Amazing Breakthroughs in Prosthetics

8 Amazing Breakthroughs in Prosthetics

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. [ad2]
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