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Icelandic bionic knee wins Popular Science award

By Iceland Review

The world’s largest science and technology magazine, Popular Science, chose the POWER KNEE, from Icelandic prosthetics company Össur, as the the 2005 ‘Best of What’s New’ Award in its Personal Health category.

The POWER KNEE is the first powered prosthesis for lower-limb amputees – it enables amputees to ascend stairs, facing forward – something that has not been possible with other prosthetic devices until now.

‘Best of What’s New is the ultimate Popular Science accolade, representing a year’s worth of work evaluating thousands of products,’ said Mark Jannot, editor of Popular Science according to an Össur press release.

Popular Science’ judging criteria include:

the significance of the innovation

the quality of the design and the finished product

the originality of thought

and the ambition and scope of the project.

The winners ‘the Best of What’s New’ will be published in the magazine’s December issue.

For more information please visit Össur’s web site:

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