Solo-Step got its start years ago because it saw a need to help folks learning how to walk with a prosthetic leg. Since then, with the help of therapists, doctors and researchers, we’ve learned that Solo-Step can help people fighting a myriad of ailments and diseases. But we never forget our roots.
We wanted to take a little time to marvel at the rapidly improving prosthetic technology. It truly is amazing how far that research has come. Here’s a great post from the Defense Media Network talking about all the advancements in just the last two years. It’s a bit of a long read, but it is fascinating. If nothing else, just check out some of the pictures. It is so encouraging to realize how many people are making prosthetic a priority. This next post gets us really excited. Some of the images are from actual, working prosthetic while others are still in the conceptual stages, but this is a must see. Notice the legs designed specifically for women, and the Rex, designed to get people normally relegated to a wheel chair the ability to get up and move around. Then there’s this. The robot named athlete. Researchers at MIT are working on a robot that can sprint. Sort of an AI Jock. We’re hope this progress inspires you as much as it does us. Anything truly is possible if we just open our minds and challenge ourselves to do something extraordinary.