Double amputee soldier walks again with Bluetooth legs. (1 Viewer)

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This is pretty cool.

Bleill, 30, is one of two Iraq war veterans, both double leg amputees, to use the Bluetooth prosthetics. Computer chips in each leg send signals to motors in the artificial joints so the knees and ankles move in a coordinated fashion.

Bleill's set of prosthetics have Bluetooth receivers strapped to the ankle area. The Bluetooth device on each leg tells the other leg what it's doing, how it's moving, whether walking, standing or climbing steps, for example.




http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/01/25/bluetooth.legs/index.html
 

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