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.