A person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device” (Dictionary.com).
"With the Hardiman, a 110-kg mass would feel to the user like lifting four kilograms" (Withington).
“It is possible that in the future, myomer fibres could provide fabric suites that soldiers could wear with a power pack to provide them with extra strength on demand without needing to wear a bulky exoskeleton” (Withington).
“In conclusion, the study found that a huge amount of research efforts in terms of kinematics, dynamics, modelling, and control methodologies are being put in to improve the present hand technology, thereby providing more functionality to the prosthetic limb of the amputee. This would improve their quality-of-life and help in performing activities of daily living (ADL) tasks with comparative ease in the near future” (Angana, etc.).
“'Depending on what components you get on it, [the cost] can vary greatly,’ said Glenn Garrison, director of prosthetics and orthotics at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. ‘They're probably in line with a cost of a car. It can be a pricey thing to work with.’" (Torres, 1).
“The recent popularity and low cost of desktop 3D printers make the prosthetic hand described in the current investigation conveniently accessible. The proposed distance-fitting procedures can make this device accessible to a great number of children in need of this type of device around the globe” (Zuniga. Etc, 1).
“Just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67” (U.S Social Security Administration).