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Thursday, December 10, 2009

First Endoskeletal Legs projuced in Indonesian University.

The Jakarta Globe reports that one Indonesian university has built its first group of endoskeletal prostheses. A team of four faculty members at Sabelas Maret University, Surakarta, Central Java, took about a week to produce two legs.

Lobes Herdiman, head of the technical planning and research engineering laboratory led the team. “The endoskeletal prosthetic leg is modular in nature, thus it can be assembled, removed and fine-tuned and adjusted. It’s very flexible,” Herdiman was quoted as saying. “The legs will enable users to do things like bend their knees, wear shoes, tie shoelaces and sit cross-legged,” an unusual feat in a country where exoskeletal legs are common.

Herdiman also stated that with the success of the legs, his group has begun to work on endoskeletal upper-limb prostheses.

Source:The O&P EDGE.

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  2. There is nothing like lost body part, always there is an ortho alternative.
    Great job

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  3. Thats great, this will enable endoskeletal legs users to have more options like having a real leg

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  4. Mzee Halili,
    From far this looks promising and indeed great news for Asian P & O professionals and to some extent to us in africa.

    Let us also source for research funds so that we can lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters who are in need of these services.

    With kind regards,

    Thomas Iwalla

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