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Old June 29th, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Bionic feet for amputee cat

Amazing! Oscar gets new feet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdrPVOSPgVo
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Old June 29th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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You can feel the love and devotion this vet has for Oscar. It brings tears to my eyes to see the interaction between Oscar's discovery and the pride of his savour.

Bless your hearts! God's speed Oscar.

Thank you for this wonderful video.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 12:18 PM
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This video seems to be a update, he has some new feeties and you can see how his locomotion has greatly improved!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmDqVN7vr8E&NR=1

Pretty cool technology which hopefully can be applied towards humans or other animals in the future.
I guess not too many people can say all animal testing is bad now considering this guy was a "guinea pig" and seems to not mind one bit.

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Old June 29th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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Absolutely amazing Cell. Thanks for the follow up. This is just marvelous!
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Old June 29th, 2010, 12:57 PM
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I've seen some amputated athletes with those kind of limbs. They use them mostly for running.

I think it's amazing and just wonderful that Oscar was give the chance to live his life the same way he did before his accident.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 01:08 PM
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He's doing so well! What a great story!
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Old June 29th, 2010, 02:14 PM
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the second set of feet are so much better, he seemed hunched up too much with the first set.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 02:42 PM
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I hope that the new feet have shock absorption built into them since they just look like metal pegs, which would be attached to the pegs in his legs, that are fused to bone.
Although they look much better for walking, I don't imagine impact from jumping would feel good vibrating directly into the bone. eek.

I'm sure his environment is controlled for jumping right now, but maybe some curved metal attachments similar to the amputee runners that have spring might be better as he starts to try more jumping.

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The updated video does seem to be an improved foot, though it was right after surgery that Oscar first walked, and yes I think little curved springy ones would be even better and more catlike.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 04:15 PM
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What a great thing to see,what a wonderful vet,watching Oscar just opens the flood-gates,it's just fantastic
Thank's for those videos girls
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