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New York Times: Robo-Legs
Social acceptance of modern prosthetics. "He recalled attending a party where the lithium-ion batteries for his legs went dead. [...] He spent most of his time sitting on a couch talking to people with his legs plugged into an electrical outlet nearby."
robots  technology  limbs  medicine  electricity  society  via:anne 
june 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Health | Vibrating trousers treat angina
"The cuffs inflate and deflate with each heartbeat, pushing the blood up the leg towards the heart, while an ECG heart monitor checks the heart rate."
clothes  limbs  medicine  pestilence  technology 
october 2004 by kevan

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