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Vanderbilt’s Robotic Ankle Adapts to Rough Terrain

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There are plenty of clever prosthetic legs on the market that can make life easier for amputees. Not all of them can adapt to every surface easily. Vanderbilt’s Robotic Ankle aims to change that. It uses a motor, actuator, sensors, and chip that work together to adapt to different surfaces.

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Many prosthetic ankles on the market are static, so they don’t allow their users to make adjustment on different surfaces. This robotic ankle aims to change that. It enables users to walk up / down slopes and stairs. Pretty clever, don’t you think?

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