Altered mechanics is created by the alteration or distortion of the principle physics and engineering of a human body’s biomechanical movement. On-going altered mechanics creates increased pain and deterioration of the human body.
How many of you amputees out there have looked into the ongoing effects of walking on an exoskeleton? I have and its a bit scary especially if you are starting young.
Sockets and technologically advanced attachments:
The issue is the hard rim of the socket holding the weight instead of the bone. The sockets are uncomfortable and no matter what new technology is devised it still attaches via the socket.
The artificial limb attachment components such as the smart knee and flexi foot offer superior benefits to the amputee; these benefits cannot be captured if the amputees socket is causing pain, this socket rim pain limits the amazing capabilities of these new advancements.