Outline The Embodiment Of Prosthetics

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In a research study by Jacqueline Louise Finch, Glyn Harvey Heath, Ann Rosalie David, and Jai Kulkarni, it was found that the first known prosthetic (see Figure 1) was made by the Egyptians before 600BC which provided support to the big toe on the right foot. As humans evolve, so do our technologies and methods to produce technologies. In any instance of war, there are always casualties and those that are wounded, resulting in an increased need for prosthetics. The development of a problem, soldiers who fought for our country coming home with missing limbs, comes a solution, the evolving technology of prosthetics to ensure the soldiers can live their lives as independently as possible. When war is not in question, the need for prosthetics can still arise through sickness or birth defects. No matter the case, there will always be people with missing limbs and, for those that are lucky, a newly produced and manufactured prosthetic to match. A prosthetic in its basic form can be anything artificial that assists in someone’s life to make everyday tasks simpler; however, I would like to focus on prosthetics that are easily distinguished by the eye, like legs, arms, and eye prosthetics, and turning points in history that resulted in new methods and materials to make prosthetics.
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