IntroductionThisreport gives the detailed results of my research on the development of theMechanized Artificial Limbs, and the continued adoption of this innovation. Theresearch was conducted through intensive consultation of the manufacturers’publications, the reports on the innovations, the reviews of the technology, andarticles from the internet.MechanizedArtificial Limbs or the prosthesis is a development that is aimed at restoringthe normal function of the limbs. They are the mechanical devices that help theamputees to walk again or continue to use the two hands.TheMechanized Artificial Limbs have been in use since the ancient times, and themost notable one is the peg leg.
However, the procedure for the surgicalamputation was no well successful at around 600 BC. The first sophisticated prosthesiswas created by Armorers using strong, heavy and inflexible iron to make thelimbs that the amputee could scarcely control. Most of the changes happened inthe 19th century, and was initiated by the amputees themselves J.EHanger, an engineering student who lost his leg during the civil war.
Hedesigned an artificial leg for himself, and in 1861, he founded a company thatbegan to manufacture the Mechanized Artificial Limbs. This company exists untiltoday. In 1909, D.
W Dorrence invented a device that would be used in the placeof the hand, after losing his arm in an accident, and was not happy with theprosthetic arms available then ( Fischmann, 2014). The most remarkable development of the 20thcentury was the myoelectric prosthetic limbs. This development involved use ofthe electric signals from the muscles in the arm of the patient in moving thelimb. In recent years, computers have been used in fitting the amputees with theMechanized Artificial Limbs.Amputationinvolves a permanent disfiguration. For many people, to get the pain relief ofan infected limb through amputation has been a welcome. However, the resentmentby some people is usually understandable.
Despite the modern MechanizedArtificial Limbs, there are some adaptations that are required, and people varyin terms of their ability in adjusting to the body change and lifestyle. Thetechnology has enabled many people to continue with their normalresponsibilities because the artificial limbs work normally.