Combat Injuries Spur Medical Innovations
Eugene, Toni, Army
Two years ago in Baghdad, Iraq, l.TC Greg Gadson, commander of 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, lost Both of his legs above the knee when his convox was lui by a roadside bomb. In April, LTC Gadson became the first person in the world to receive the most technically advanced mechanical legs, whuh feature battery-powered knees. Mis new prosthesis, the Power Knee2, is lighter, quieter, smaller and more powerful than the origina Power Knee, which was introduced three years ago. Sensors and artificial intelligence in the knee not only react to movement, but also anticipate it; the prosthesis, in effect, "learns." Instead of simplx offering resistance se the user can …
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Publication information: Article title: Combat Injuries Spur Medical Innovations. Contributors: Eugene, Toni - Author. Magazine title: Army. Volume: 59. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2009. Page number: 49+. © Association of the United States Army Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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