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Alex Joyce.  An artificial device to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body.

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1 Alex Joyce

2  An artificial device to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body

3  1500 BC- Egyptians  Wooden Toes  300 BC- Italians  Artificial Leg

4 Time PeriodYearsWhere?Who?What? Ancient World~ 1500 BCEgyptEgyptiansWooden Toe Ancient World~ 300 BCItaly?Bronze/Wooden Leg Second Punic War BCItalyRomansIron Hand The Dark Ages ??Peg Legs/Hand Hooks The Renaissance Greece/ItalyGreeks/Romans Iron, Steel, Copper and Wood Limbs The Renaissance1508Germanyvon BerlichingenManipulative Iron hands The RenaissanceEarly 1500sAlgeriaBarbarossaSilver Arm The Renaissance1696?Verduyn Nonlocking below-knee prosthesis Modern Times1858?BlyAnatomical Leg Modern Times1863EnglandParmleeAluminum Limbs

5  Also called neural prosthetics  A series of devices that can substitute motor, sensory or cognitive modality that might have been damaged as result of an injury or disease.

6  Enables an amputee to control motorized prosthetic devices and to regain sensory feedback.

7  Dr. Todd Kuiken  Surgery makes artificial arms easier to control Surgery makes artificial arms easier to control

8  Patient (Jesse Sullivan)  Bionic Hand Bionic Hand

9  Norton, Kim M.. "A Brief History of Prosthetics."inMotion. Amputee Coalition, Web. 13 Nov  Steenhuysen, Julie. "Surgery makes artificial arms easier to control.". Reuters, Web. 12 Nov  Yiu, Stephanie. "To Arms.". Northwestern University, n.d. Web. 12 Nov


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