Bionics versus Prosthetics

How bionics give amputees a leg up

photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng, courtesy of Unsplash, altered by author

Today, over 2 million Americans are amputees or live with limb loss. This figure is expected to more than double by 2050.

To compensate for missing limbs, these individuals have a choice to turn to artificial limbs, such as bionics or prosthetics. These devices are designed to improve an individual’s quality of life by seamlessly…