Health & Medicine

January 19, 2014 12:00 AM

Futuristic bionic knee makes SMUD worker feel ‘whole’

After losing his leg in a catastrophic fall as a SMUD field worker, Jon Bik has used state of the art knee prosthetics and is the first to be fitted with a new prosthetic knee that sounds like something out of RoboCop – the new leg operates using gyroscopes and computer code – in real time – and allows what was not previously possible - moving backward and sideways.

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