Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - a TED talk

As you've probably realized from how many of them I post on the WHSLA blog, I love TED talks. What I really like about them is being able to learn about unique solutions to larger problems. 

Our post today looks at using technology to make prosthetic sockets more comfortable. I hope you'll watch. 

"What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab." https://www.ted.com/talks/david_sengeh_the_sore_problem_of_prosthetic_limbs

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