You’ve all been asking it. Spokesman for Correctional Services Department, Koos Gerber answered the question of whether or not the double amputee would be allowed to take his prosthesis to jail with him, in the event that bail be denied. Click for the answer.
The lives of those with prosthetic limbs may have the chance to improve rapidly with the introduction of thought-controlled robotic arms. These prosthetics and their electrodes will connect directly to the bones and nerves of amputees.
Hugh Herr lost both his legs after a climbing expedition when he was a teenager. However, that has not stopped this inspirational guy in pursuing his passion in life: mountain climbing. His latest adventure involved scaling a 61 meter cliff, with one of his prosthetic legs even falling off in the process, for the TV show Who Says I Can’t? He was joined by the show host, leg amputee Jothy Rosenberg, who lost his limb to cancer aged 16.
25-year-old South African serviceman, Private Jaco van Gass, lost his left arm to a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan three years ago. Now he’s testing a prosthetic ice-axe – an invention of his own design – in preparation for an attempt at Mount Everest in May, alongside five other injured servicemen.