The prosthetic being worth every penny is a pretty ridiculous idea because how many fucking people can afford to pay hundred thousand dollars for a limb???? Not many people can afford that so what good is it whether it’s worth it or not is irrelevant because it’s not affordable...... One day it won’t even matter if we lose a limb because the prosthetics will be just as good if not better than the actual Limb that we used to have.
Mixing capitalism and prosthetics (healthcare) is obscene and not Christian or charitable. No wounded soldiers should have any financial concerns. Hopefully violent crime victims too but this is not so in the USA, too much money to be made on others misfortunes caused by no fault of their own.
+karen garrison Saying that you are bitchig is not the same as calling you a bitch. But if you keep playing dumb then I may not be able to resist the temptation. But to answer your question, they are expensive now because the technology is new. The ‘point’ is to develop that technology so it can become cheaper like how it’s worked with every piece of tech ever developed.
The question is how affordable are they ? because no doubt they cost a fricking fortune , the last one my father had one made, it was $23,000 and that was in 2010 . Does medicare cover that ? No, not for everyone . So if you are in the market for a new prosthetic limb , you can be looking forward to paying as much for it as a new car . Gee thanks insurance companies, for making it impossible for the average Joe to have the necessities for a normal life .
Whenever I see these videos, I specifically scroll down to find the FMA fans out there! ;) Anyways, I really hope they continue to fund this kind of research--there are a lot of people out there who could use high-functioning prosthetics.
Why couldn't you 3D print them and have robots do the soldering? I also don't get why you couldn't have a software program take one design and modify it based on the shape and size of the stump. Lastly, they should be using Osseo-integration on every soldier that loses a limb as it radically improves the tolerance of long distance travel for amputees as it takes pressure off the stump.
Prosthetics shouldn't cost $100k; it's only greed and lack of imagination that are the reason they are so expensive. That doesn't need to be the case though.
id love to have this done i love tech amazes me if there were experimental stuff id love to be a donor. even the attached version that id say will be on its way. as tech minded humans we are amazing but so destructive. .
So if I loss my limb. I have to wait for 15-25 years for 100 buck prosthetic limb. I'm already an old man and not interested to walk in the park anymore. But you right like cell phones . But I cant wait for these things being commercialize soon. The future will be here.
+Act Of Vengeance Remember that Computers used to be immense, and cost millions of dollars. 10-15 years later we have cellphones with an insane amount of computing power that fit in our pockets for as little as $100 (if even). In 15-25 years prosthesis tech will be comparable if not better than actual Human limbs, and will also be very inexpensive.
Why does the reporter feel the need to do the news in that ridiculous pitch? It's making my hair stand up. I refuse to believe that's how she naturally talks. It's managed to distract me from a mindblowingly fascinating topic. Lady, talk naturally, you'll be far better of for it. Trust me.
No they didn't. Even in religions around the world, the idea of gods have always been around and you can't say people are the ones who made up any god.
Also, people made up evolution. Should I laugh at you?
You're just making a baseless assumption that is predicated on ignorance.
You are ignorant to any viable alternative besides your mythology, so you then decide that somehow proves your mythology is true. This is a textbook "argument from ignorance".
"My mythology is the only way I can imagine this happened, therefore my mythology is correct". What a load of shit.
Who created the scientists &their brains other than God?.Who made the system of
brain signals&nerve conduction&muscle stimulus which they learned about &
what they needed to know about it &thus were able to do this? Yess its God whom even an unbeliever is one of his signs/miracles/proof of his existance.
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