I am the engineer who developed the world's most intelligent prosthetic limb
I am Technical Director at Blatchford Group, a UK engineering company that develops intelligent prosthetic limbs.
Blatchford has been developing prosthetics since 1890, and invented the first ‘stabilised knee’ allowing amputees from World War II to walk normally, as well as the first carbon fibre prosthetic leg in the 1980s. More recently we developed the Linx- the world’s most intelligent prosthetic limb that uses robotics to act like a real human leg.
This year, the Linx won the UK’s premier engineering prize, the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, which has previously gone to incredible technologies like the CT scanner and Microsoft Kinect.
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