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Exo 3D Printed Titanium Leg Concept: The Six Hundred Dollar Man

Exo 3D Printed Titanium Leg Concept: The Six Hundred Dollar Man
Prosthetic legs typically go for several thousands of dollars and stick out because of their robotic appearance. Industrial Design student William Root wanted to address both of those issues with his Exo concept. It’s a prosthetic leg that takes advantage of modern 3D modeling and printing technology.

Real Life Leg Lamp: It’s a Major Award

Real Life Leg Lamp: It’s a Major Award
Perhaps taking inspiration from A Christmas Story, Redditor cit046286 has decorated her prosthetic leg by adding lights to it. She has used a prosthetic leg since her battle with bone cancer two years ago. She was diagnosed while she was deployed to Afghanistan.
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Turtle with Amputated Leg Gets Some Help from a LEGO Wheel

Turtle with Amputated Leg Gets Some Help from a LEGO Wheel
Schildi was a pet turtle living in Germany, presumably leading a happy life, gnawing on greens and taking forever to get anywhere as turtles do, but when he was abandoned, he lost a leg somehow. Luckily for Schildi, he was rescued, and vets were able to amputate his mangled limb.

Naki’o: A Four-Legged Friend Gets Four Prosthetic Paws

Naki’o: A Four-Legged Friend Gets Four Prosthetic Paws
Dogs have long been touted as being man’s best friend. Aside from companionship, dogs can save human lives, depending on their training, by sniffing out bombs, transporting medicine (remember Balto?), and helping the blind ‘see.’ Given all the joy and help that dogs give humans, it’s only fitting that humans give back to them as well.

Terminator Tattoos: I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, Your Motorcycle and Your Ink

Terminator Tattoos: I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, Your Motorcycle and Your Ink
Maybe it’s because I don’t want to see what they’ll look like when I’m old and shriveled up, or maybe it’s just because I have a low threshold for pain that I’ve never had the desire to get a tattoo.

Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Helps Man Climb 103 Floors of Willis (Sears) Tower

Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Helps Man Climb 103 Floors of Willis (Sears) Tower
Advancements in biotechnology continue to amaze me. We’re rapidly approaching the point where human/cyborg combinations are becoming more and more plausible, as is evidenced by this recent accomplishment by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This past sunday, a man wearing the first “thought-controlled bionic leg” used the limb to help him ascend 103 floors of the skyscraper formerly known as the Sears Tower.

Motorized Twitching Guts: Gross. and Squeaky.

Motorized Twitching Guts: Gross. and Squeaky.
Want to make something really special for Halloween? And by special I mean extra gross. Checkout Gothic Nightmare‘s prop tutorials, particularly the one with the twitching legs, complete with blood red innards. I sure am glad I wasn’t eating when I saw this, or else I might have puked my own insides out.

Powerizer Leg Springs: Perform Superhuman Feats

Powerizer Leg Springs: Perform Superhuman Feats
These crazy-looking contraptions strap on to your legs and feet, letting you fly high into the air and perform crazy stunts. The spring-loaded PoweriZers amplify the pressure of your jumps enabling you to perform death-defying feats of athleticism.
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