Month: December 2010

Can Science Recreate The Human Foot?

Prosthetic limbs aren’t really anything new. The ancient Egyptians first developed fiber-based artificial limbs thousands of years ago. Later prosthetic devices were made of wood and metal, leather and paper, and, more recently, plastic, aluminum and silicone. But recent innovations in the field of prosthetics have brought us closer than ever to making artificial legs […]

What You Should Know About Orthotics

You’ve probably seen clothing that’s purportedly ‘one size fits all.’ As though a scarf designed for a giraffe would fit on a pug dog. Or a jacket suited for a wallaby could work well for a rhino. Not that we’re quite as different as these animals, but all too often, t-shirts or hats or (heaven […]