Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Smart Prosthetic Ankle Moves With Wearer

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A professor at Vanderbilt University has developed a revolutionary smart prosthetic ankle that allows the wearer to navigate rough terrain. Current prosthetic ankles are static making it difficult to navigate stairs and other rough surfaces. The smart ankle contains a tiny motor, actuator, chips, and sensors that work together to determine whether the prosthetic needs to conform to a surface or remain stationary, depending on the situation. Best of all, it can be worn with any type of shoe. Learn more about the smart prosthetic ankle at Vanderbilt University.