iCandy: Bionics

Web-enabled electromechanical hands and specially tailored pet paws

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Willie Jones covers transportation for IEEE Spectrum, and the history of technology for The Institute.

iCandy: Bionics
Photo: Toby Melville/ Reuters

Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters
This dog, named Naki’o, lost all four paws to frostbite when, as a pup, he was stuck in a frozen puddle inside an abandoned building. The veterinary assistant who later adopted him raised money to get him specially designed, biomechanically correct artificial limbs crafted by OrthoPets, a veterinary orthotic and prosthetic clinic in Denver.


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