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Stanford Engineers Develop Prosthetic Foot That Adapts to Rough Terrain

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Prosthetic limbs have come a long way over the years. Now Stanford researchers have developed a more efficient prosthetic leg that makes challenging terrain more manageable for amputees. This new design has a tripod foot that responds to rough terrain by shifting pressure between 3 different contact points.

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