Smart prosthetic ankle takes fear out of rough terrain

A new prosthetic ankle, developed by a team at Vanderbilt University, has a tiny motor, actuator, sensors and chip that work together to either conform to the surface that the foot is contacting or remain stationary, depending on what the user needs. The team also is developing a pocket-sized remote that can be tapped to change modes in an instant.

Provided by Vanderbilt University

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