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Prosthetic foot short-listed for engineering prize

11th May 2010

A prosthetic foot is one of four projects which could win the £50,000 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.

The winning project will be announced on 7 June. The new Echelon prosthetic foot and ankle employs the use of hydraulic components in order to position itself correctly. Positioning prosthetic feet had been a problem for amputees. The new foot is equipped to deal with slopes and the hydraulic components act like muscles to aid alignment.

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Article Information

Title: Prosthetic foot short-listed for engineering prize
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 14836
Date Added: 11th May 2010

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