TITLE

West Point cadets create bionic foot

AUTHOR(S)
Eastwood, Kathy
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Soldiers;Jul2009, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports the bionic foot designed and built by Westpoint cadets for a Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department project of the said academy. The cadets are trying to make the bionic foot to replicate the foot-ankle movement of a natural foot. The said below-the-knee active prosthesis reportedly does not need electricity nor a computer to work. Sergeant 1st Class Patrick King will be the first to try such invention after losing his foot to an explosively formed projectile in Iraq.
ACCESSION #
44334900

 

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