The wooden toe is the oldest known form of prosthetics; it was made of wood and leather.
600 B.C, The Greville Chester toe
Created by Egyptians; made out of a substances similar to paper mache
300 B.C, Capua Leg
The oldest known prosthetic leg, crafted by Romans from bronze and iron with a wooden core.
476-100,0 Peg legs and Hooks
They were common among-st people who could afford it; was not made for functionality.
1400s- 1800s, Renaissance models
Prosthetics during this period were usually made with copper, iron, steel, and wood.
1863, Rubber Hand
During the Civil war they started to see an advancement in prosthetics; the introduction to the rubber hand with moving functions and attachments.
During WWII most prosthetic limbs were made of wood and leather though the limbs were normally heavy to wear and it was hard to clean the leather.
1970s- 1990s, Alternative to Wood and Leather
Plastics, polycarbonates, and laminates were introduced as light, easy to clean. Synthetic sockets were custom fitted to for each patient.
2000- 20014 Great Advancement
Prosthetics have advanced greatly, including high-performance, lightweight running blades, responsive legs and feet for navigating varying terrain, and motorized hand prosthetics controlled by sensors.