Prosthetic care goes back to the fifth Egyptian Dynasty (2750-2625 B.C.); archaeologists have unearthed the oldest known splint from that period. The earliest known written reference to an artificial limb was made around 500 B.C., Herodotus wrote of a prisoner who escaped from his chains by cutting off his foot, which he later replaced with a wooden substitute. An artificial limb dating from 300 B.C., was a copper and wood leg unearthed at Capri, Italy in 1858.
PROSTHETIC'S HAVE MADE LIFE ALTO EASIER FOR PEOPLE WITH OUT LIMBS. WE MADE THIS PROSTHETIC FOR SOMEBODY WHO DOES'NT HAVE THEIR KNEE DOWN. WE TRIED TO MAKE OUR PROSTHETIC AS REALISTIC AS POSSIBLE.
SOME INTERESTING STUFF
FIRST WE ATTACHED AN PVC ADAPTER TO A PVC PIPE. THEN STRAPPED A KNEE BRACE TO THE ADAPTER/PVC PIPE. WE THEN ATTACHED A PAINT STICK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PVC PIPE. THEN WE COVERED THE PAINT STICK WITH FOAM, AND PUT THE SHOE IN THE PAINT STICK. THEN WE USED OUR INGENUITY AND WRAPPED EVERYTHING IN TAP.