Prosthetic Leg | featured news

Man with 'bionic' leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

Bionic Leg

Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, helping to test a trailblazing prosthetic leg that's controlled by his thoughts.


Man Defeats Ankle Monitor by Removing Fake Leg

Christopher Lowcock, 29, wrapped his prosthetic limb in a bandage and fooled G4S staff who failed to carry out the proper tests when they set up the tag and monitoring equipment at his Rochdale home.


Can a dog survive with 4 bionic legs?

Can a dog survive with 4 bionic legs?

Behold the "bionic dog." (View video, below.) At just five weeks old, Naki'o was abandoned by his owners and wandered into an icy puddle, getting his paws stuck in the frigid water. All four frostbit paws had to be amputated, but in a "heartwarming" twist, the malnourished red heeler puppy was rescued by an animal shelter where, a veterinary technician raised funds to fit him with two prosthetic hind legs. Naki'o took to the prosthetics so "enthusiastically" that the organization Orthopets threw in the other two prosthetics for free. "Naki'o can now not only chase after a ball with other dogs," says vet tech Christie Tomlinson, as quoted by Incredible Features, "but he can beat them to the catch!"


Man uses fake leg to take down armed robber

A Massachusetts man who used his prosthetic leg to take down a robber says he didn't have time to think, he just reacted.


Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content