Friday, April 23, 2010

Equal Rights For Transhumanism?
What will the future hold? Will artificial limbs be a fashion accessory, or a prerequisite for a job?

In 2008, Oscar Pistorius was briefly ruled ineligible for the 2008 Summer Olympics due to an alleged mechanical advantage over runners who have ankles.

Orthopedic implants to repair fractures to the radius and ulna. Note the visible break in the ulna. (right forearm)

A United States soldier demonstrates table football with two transradial prosthetic limbs.

Built to mimic the mechanics of the human arm, The Arm offers four unique features: a Fox Racing Shox custom tuned compression dampened elbow, easy connect/disconnect system, adjustable angles, and a multifunctional terminal device (The Hand).

The Arm has been used by Dr. Craig on the most challenging mountain-biking trails that Vancouver's, The Shore, has to offer. The unique features of The Arm offer him the control and functional positioning to execute skills such as carving turns, bunny hopping, launching the bike, lifting the front wheel of the bike over logs, climbing hills, and nailing heart-stopping technical descents.

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