Military amputees spur technological advances in prosthetics

12/6/2012 | O&P Almanac (Adobe Flash required)

The influx of military amputees from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has spurred unprecedented innovation in prosthetics. The military's need, combined with the desire of manufacturers to create new products, has enabled companies to test advanced products and receive rapid feedback from users. Although military amputees are more active than many of their civilian counterparts, "the technology that's developed from the military ... does go on to the civilian market as well," said Peter Nohre of Ottobock.

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