Friday, November 6, 2009

Lightweight Composite Medical Device

On this blog I like to point out interesting and novel uses of composite materials. For example, the medical is slowing starting to accept composites, and like the carbon fiber prosthetic legs, above is a video of an interesting option to crutches and wheelchairs.

The freedom leg uses molded composite braces to transfer the load from the upper, un-injured leg, to the ground. It weights a little over 2 lbs, and if I had a broken leg, I'd consider using it...

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