bionic designMy November 3rd post was about how technology initially intended to help disabled persons regain physical function was being extended to provide able-bodied individuals with augmented strength and endurance.

Prosthetics that enable the human body to surpass its inherent limitations are tools that we are going to see more and more of. Another example is the “bionic boot” that mimics the anatomy of an ostrich and enables the wearer to run at speeds significantly faster than any human can.

Experience in adapting devices to the human body positions medical device designers to have a significant impact on this up and coming market.