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Doctors David Samadi and Marc Siegel of the FOX News Medical A Team shed some light on the development of robotic, computerized prosthetic limbs which could greatly increase the quality of life for amputees.

According to Dr. Samadi, such prosthesis have been in development for over 10 years in an attempt to aid men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Current prosthesis are very rigid, heavy, and difficult to use and lack the full range of motion of an organic limb. These new robotic prosthesis will have the feel of tendons and muscles to the user and will allow for much more complex movements such as opening and closing of a hand.

Dr. Siegal goes on to inform us that the project is part of the Military Amputee Research Program and that it uses gyros and sensors to give the user a sense of proprioception, which a traditional prosthetic cannot provide. While he points out that the current cost is approximately $95,000 Dr. Samadi points out that as more and more companies begin to compete against one another in developing them, the costs will surely come down and the product will be made available to the average consumer.

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