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ebec11
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19 Apr 2008, 12:58 pm

I'm doing a project about protesthic legs (How do you spell it?), and although I've found a lot of information about the materials needed for a protesthic leg, I can't find a site that will explain HOW it works (for the physics part)
If you could help me find a book or a website explaining this, I would be so grateful!



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19 Apr 2008, 1:12 pm

First it is spelled prosthetic. Try wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosthesis


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19 Apr 2008, 5:15 pm

Sorry, I'm not good at spelling :x

We're not allowed to use Wiki as a source, as it's too "unreliable"



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19 Apr 2008, 5:24 pm

Never cite an encyclopedia as your primary source, instead use the materials it refers you to.
Also google is your friend.


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19 Apr 2008, 6:53 pm

I did use google, but the language was difficult to understand from the websites I found. I'll check Wiki though to see if they refer me to a credible site or two :shrug:



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04 May 2008, 10:23 am

You may find howstuffworks useful.
Here



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13 May 2008, 2:27 am

ebec11 - I'll bet there is a prosthetic's clinic nearby. I'm sure they would be happy to show/help you and that way you could actually see 'how' and the process. Check in your local area! I think most clinicians/doctor's would be hapy to share with a curious student, even flattered. Ask!


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15 May 2008, 5:50 pm

Thanks guys :D I don't think I have enough time now to go to a clinic (it's two weeks away) but that http://health.howstuffworks.com/biomechatronics.htm website was very useful (and I enjoy much of the rest of the site too!)