Timeline of prosthetics
the peg leg and hook
Created around 450 A.D. the peg leg was the early versions of prosthetic limbs, used by early travelers and villages.
In 1529, He made an artificial leg with the first movable knee joint providing a giant leap in technology
100 years later Peter Verduyn created the first prosthetic leg with a non-locking knee.
First Copper/Wooden Leg Discovered
1851, Archaeologists uncover the first copper and wooden leg in Capri, Italy thought to have come from around 300 B.C.
civil war makes changes
1861, The U.S. government starts paying for war veterans that lost limbs.
1950, Electrical prosthetics devices are introduced and are available for general use.
1975, Ysidro Martinez makes an improved below-knee prosthesis.
Prosthetics now use plastic and fiber glass, and some are controlled by thoughts(japan)
the evolution of prosthetic limbs has allowed people who have gone through amputation to regain at least the feeling or sense of having all limbs again. soon future prosthetics could no only be controlled by thought but give the sense of touch back as well