Time PeriodYearsWhere?Who?What? Ancient World~ 1500 BCEgyptEgyptiansWooden Toe Ancient World~ 300 BCItaly?Bronze/Wooden Leg Second Punic War218-210 BCItalyRomansIron Hand The Dark Ages476-1000??Peg Legs/Hand Hooks The Renaissance1400-1800Greece/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
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.
Enables an amputee to control motorized prosthetic devices and to regain sensory feedback.
Dr. Todd Kuiken Surgery makes artificial arms easier to control Surgery makes artificial arms easier to control
Patient (Jesse Sullivan) Bionic Hand Bionic Hand
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