According to the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, an estimated 8.5 million children 21 years and younger have a disability (Jans & Stoddard, 1999). After about a decade, with the development of new and sophisticated materials (aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, and carbon fibers) and the integration of electronics, it was then possible to significantly improve the performance of prostheses, built with the so-called endo skeletal (or skeletal-modular) method (Mora, Beratni & Pedrotti, 2006).
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Original Publication Citation
Katsioloudis, P. (2009). Biomedical technology: Supporting movement. Technology Teacher, 68(5), 10-15.
Katsioloudis, Petros, "Biomedical Technology: Supporting Movement" (2009). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 283.