The Rise Of Bionics

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY NATACHA YAZBECK
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY NATACHA YAZBECK
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY NATACHA YAZBECK A specialist at a rehabilitation centre of the Lebanese Handicap Welfare Association fixes a prosthetic limb for 17-year-old mine victim Rasha Zayyun in the southern Lebanese coastal town of Sarafand on March 29, 2010. Maha Shuman Jebahi, of the Lebanese Handicap Welfare Association, said lack of funding meant more and more victims are left waiting for prosthetic limbs. April 4 marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and in Lebanon, where Israel's use of cluster bombs goes back decades, activists plan to plant trees in cleared minefields. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Israel used the munitions during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war, and then again in 2006. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)
Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Opens New Ward
Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Opens New Ward
LEATHERHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Replacement limbs await fitting in the prosthetic workshop at The Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre on July 18, 2007 near Leatherhead, England. The Headly Court facility has a new ?1.7 million hospital wing bringing an additional 30 beds. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Walter Reed To Open Training Center For Amputees
Walter Reed To Open Training Center For Amputees
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 12: Marine LCpl Joshua Bleill of 1/24 4th Marine Division, who was injured in October 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq, walks with prosthetic limbs at the newly completed Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center September 12, 2007 in Washington, DC. The 31,000-square-foot facility provides medical care and therapy services with exercise areas and computer simulation training for amputees and functional, limb-loss patients. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Walter Reed To Open Training Center For Amputees
Walter Reed To Open Training Center For Amputees
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 12: Army Ssg. Ramon Padilla of 2nd 503rd Airborne Infantry Battle Company, aims an M4 rifle at a firearm training simulator with his prosthetic arm at the newly completed Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center September 12, 2007 in Washington, DC. The 31,000-square-foot facility provides medical care and therapy services with exercise areas and computer simulation training for amputees and functional, limb-loss patients. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
South African Natalie Du Toit, who lost
South African Natalie Du Toit, who lost
South African Natalie Du Toit, who lost her left leg and who competes in the 10km open water event without a prosthetic limb, watches the swimming events at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 14, 2008. AFP PHOTO / DDP / MICHAEL KAPPELER (Photo credit should read MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JIHAD SIQLAWI Le
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JIHAD SIQLAWI Le
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JIHAD SIQLAWI Lebanese footballers wearing prosthetic limbs train with the Mine Survivors team in the southern city of Sidon on April 15, 2009. The team, whose members are among an estimated 300 civilians killed or maimed by cluster bombs deposited in southern Lebanon by Israel since 2006, is aimed at reintegrating cluster bomb victims into society. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JIHAD SIQLAWI Le
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JIHAD SIQLAWI Le
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JIHAD SIQLAWI Lebanese footballers wearing prosthetic limbs train with the Mine Survivors team in the southern city of Sidon on April 15, 2009. The team, whose members are among an estimated 300 civilians killed or maimed by cluster bombs deposited in southern Lebanon by Israel since 2006, is aimed at reintegrating cluster bomb victims into society. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Parathletes wearing prosthetics limbs po
Parathletes wearing prosthetics limbs po
Parathletes wearing prosthetics limbs position themselves for the T-44 class 100 m sprint at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore on November 26, 2009. More than 800 disabled athletes from 43 countries are participating in the week-long International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) Federation's World Games. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Physically-challenged 19-year old Sonal
Physically-challenged 19-year old Sonal
Physically-challenged 19-year old Sonal Suthar works on a laptop with a prosthetic arm at the Blind People's Association in Ahmedabad on April 3, 2010. The LN-4 prosthetic hand - functional upper limb, priced at INR 2,500 (USD 56), allows low-income amputees and disabled people to become more self dependent. Some 20 artificial limbs have been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ahmedabad North to the needy. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Physically-challenged 19-year old Sonal
Physically-challenged 19-year old Sonal
Physically-challenged 19-year old Sonal Suthar (L) shakes hands with Ortho-Prosthetic Engineer Jaggannath Malilkat using her artificial limb at the Blind People's Association in Ahmedabad on April 3, 2010. The LN-4 prosthetic hand - functional upper limb, priced at INR 2,500 (USD 56), allows low-income amputees and disabled people to become more self dependent. Some 20 artificial limbs have been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ahmedabad North to the needy. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY DAPHNE BENOIT "U
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY DAPHNE BENOIT "US-AFGHANISTAN-VETERANS-HANDICAP" Artificial limbs are lined up fitted with brand-name sneakers in a large physical therapy center for amputees at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on February 24, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Daphne BENOIT (Photo credit should read DAPHNE BENOIT/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) This file picture taken on May 2
(FILES) This file picture taken on May 2
(FILES) This file picture taken on May 27, 2010 shows French amputee and swimmer Philippe Croizon swimming in the sea off La Rochelle. A Frenchman who lost all his limbs in an electrical accident will attempt to swim the English Channel on September 18, 2010 a challenge he has been preparing for, for two years. Philippe Croizon, 42, will set off from Folkestone in southern England at around 6:00am (0500 GMT) and expects to take around 24 hours to swim back to France propelled by his specially designed prosthetic legs. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)
A Sri Lankan amputee laces his shoes ahe
A Sri Lankan amputee laces his shoes ahe
A Sri Lankan amputee laces his shoes ahead of competing at a sports event for disabled soldiers in Colombo on September 23, 2010. Nearly 30,000 government troops were injured and 6,200 killed during the last three years of Sri Lanka's 37-year war with the separatist Tamil Tigers that ended last May. Among of those injured, many lost limbs, eyes or their hearing, and more than 300 troops were left with severe paralysis. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
An official carries the prosthetic limbs
An official carries the prosthetic limbs
An official carries the prosthetic limbs of unseen swimmers South African Natalie Du Toit and Australian swimmer Ellie Cole as they compete in a heat for the women's 100 metre freestyle S9 for The Commonwealth Games at the S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Centre in New Delhi on October 7, 2010. The Commonwealth Games are taking place in the Indian capital from October 3-14. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
127 Hours - European Premiere: 54th BFI London Film Festival
127 Hours - European Premiere: 54th BFI London Film Festival
attends the European Premiere of '127 Hours' during the closing gala of the 54th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Leicester Square on October 28, 2010 in London, England.
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