Plastic Bottles Turned Into Cheap Prosthetics

Engineers at De Montfort University have found an ingenious and inexpensive way of creating prosthetics. These engineers ground regular plastic bottles down and created polyester yarns from them. They then proceeded to create sockets that join prosthetic limbs to the body.

Through this project, the engineers planned to identify cheaper material that could eventually bring the cost down of an artificial limb. They hope to bring the costs of a prosthetic socket down from £5,000 to £10. Not only that, sockets created from plastic bottles also help combat the plastic pollution problem that has now become a global issue.

Two sockets were made in Leicester, England and trialed on two patients in India who were really impressed by them!

Patients trial new prosthetic limbs made from plastic bottles (resize)

Source: BBC, De Montfort University

The post Plastic Bottles Turned Into Cheap Prosthetics appeared first on Assistive Technology Blog.

Order by: 
Per page:
  • There are no comments yet
Related Feed Entries
Have you ever been in a situation where you are presenting to an audience with deaf or hard of hearing folks and you don’t have a sign language interpreter available? If you have access to a computer with Microsoft Power Point and a mic, you can generate real time captions for your audience wi…
21 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
The post Spotted around the web: Neuronal interference, effects of trauma, sensory rooms appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Just two factors assessed in childhood predict how well people with autism will function as adults, according to a new study: intelligence quotient (IQ) and behavioral problems such as hyperactivity1. The ability to predict adult outcomes could enable clinicians to offer autistic children targeted t…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
He has difficulty communicating verbally, but his drawings are a way for home to express himself -- and they are exceptional.Source: The Autism Site
3 days ago · From The Autism Site
Autism researchers who use brain scans are not accounting for the head motion caused by study participants’ breathing, according to new research1,2. As a result, studies that look at brain activity in autistic people may be drawing incorrect conclusions. “Respiration and motion may not be the variab…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
0 votes
23.08.2019 (23.08.2019)
0 Subscribers