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Posted 7/15/17
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40616561

Professor Huge Hair, who heads the MIT based Biomechatronics, aims to eliminate disability. As a part of this, they're working on simulating ankles to do what the human thinkbucket already does instinctively, as well as making better, stronger artificial limbs. Unfortunately, we need to stop cutting off legs and stuff with blunt axes and rotgut whiskey so that these people can actually use this cybernetic improvements.

All in all, a good thing. I've long thought people needed replacement parts, especially replacement parts that you don't even think about being there. One recent person I've seen is an elderly woman who seems to have lost one of her feet, and had it replaced with something little better than a rubber club in the shape of a foot. She can barely walk at a shuffle. They showed a picture of a person testing an exoskeleton, and imagine how that would affect people who are paralyzed from the waist or from the chest down.
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