British vets will receive Genium prostheses

02/19/2013 | Daily Express (London)

The British government announced that amputee veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will receive the latest generation in prostheses, including the Genium microprocessor-controlled leg, which can anticipate its user’s movements. The Genium allows users to walk backwards, pivot and side-step over obstacles, as well as perform other common movements. The minister of defense announced that about $10 million has been set aside to pay for state-of-the-art prostheses, and he expects 160 vets to receive them.

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