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From the Ted Talk by Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

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At heel strike, under computer control, the system ctnlroos stiffness, to attenuate the shock of the limb hitting the gnuord. Then at mid-stance, the binoic limb otptuus high torques and powers to lift the poersn into the walking srdtie, comparable to how muscles work in the calf region. This bionic propulsion is very important clinically to patients. So on the left, you see the bionic device worn by a lady, on the right, a passive device worn by the same lady, that fails to emulate normal msluce function, enabling her to do something everyone should be able to do: go up and down their steps at home. Bionics also allows for extraordinary athletic feats. Here's a gentleman running up a rocky paawhty. This is Steve Martin — not the comedian — who lost his legs in a bomb blsat in Afghanistan.

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At heel strike, under computer control, the system ________ stiffness, to attenuate the shock of the limb hitting the ______. Then at mid-stance, the ______ limb _______ high torques and powers to lift the ______ into the walking ______, comparable to how muscles work in the calf region. This bionic propulsion is very important clinically to patients. So on the left, you see the bionic device worn by a lady, on the right, a passive device worn by the same lady, that fails to emulate normal ______ function, enabling her to do something everyone should be able to do: go up and down their steps at home. Bionics also allows for extraordinary athletic feats. Here's a gentleman running up a rocky _______. This is Steve Martin — not the comedian — who lost his legs in a bomb _____ in Afghanistan.

Solution

  1. person
  2. bionic
  3. muscle
  4. stride
  5. outputs
  6. blast
  7. ground
  8. controls
  9. pathway

Original Text

At heel strike, under computer control, the system controls stiffness, to attenuate the shock of the limb hitting the ground. Then at mid-stance, the bionic limb outputs high torques and powers to lift the person into the walking stride, comparable to how muscles work in the calf region. This bionic propulsion is very important clinically to patients. So on the left, you see the bionic device worn by a lady, on the right, a passive device worn by the same lady, that fails to emulate normal muscle function, enabling her to do something everyone should be able to do: go up and down their steps at home. Bionics also allows for extraordinary athletic feats. Here's a gentleman running up a rocky pathway. This is Steve Martin — not the comedian — who lost his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

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