Evolution of Prosthetics
A brief history of prosthetics
The first hand with fingers that could move!
In 1508, Gotz von Berlichingen made a pair of iron hands after he lost his right arm in the Battle of Landshut. The hands could be manipulated by setting them with the natural hand and moved by relaxing a series of releases and springs while being suspended with leather straps.
An advanced prosthesis with a suction socket, polycentric knee and multi-articulated foot.
In 1863, Dubois Parmlee invented an advanced prosthesis with a suction socket, polycentric knee and multi-articulated foot. Later, Gustav Hermann suggested in 1868 the use of aluminum instead of steel to make artificial limbs lighter and more functional.