Nerve connection makes leg prosthesis feel lighter

One problem with leg prostheses is that they can feel too heavy. Connecting a prosthesis to the nervous system can change that, researchers say.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~4 min

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Why are there no animals with three legs?

There are animals with two, four, six, and eight legs, but none with three. A new essay digs into why that is.

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~3 min

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190 stumbles could lead to better prosthetic legs

To find out more about how people respond to stumbling, and to eventually create better prosthetics, scientists had to trip people 190 times.

Heidi Hall-Vanderbilt • futurity
June 20, 2019 ~3 min

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