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MIND-CONTROLLED “BIONIC” PROSTHETIC LIMBS

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where Roger Howard, CPO and owner of Howard’s Othotics and Prosthetics received his education and certification, is leading the way in the technological advancements in bionic prosthetics. The institute recently received national recognition for it’s research in testing the performance of a bionic leg under extreme conditions.

Click links below to read how a bionic prosthetic leg enabled Zac Vawter, patient of the Rehabilitation Institute, to climb 103 flights of stairs of a the iconic Willis Tower skyscrapper in Chicago. Vawter was the first person to complete the climb wearing a mind-controlled “bionic” prosthetic limb.

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57545133/man-with-bionic-leg-climbs-chicago-skyscraper/?tag=cbsnewsHardNewsFDArea;fdmodule

http://www.ric.org/research/centers/cbm/