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Revolutionizing Prosthetics : Systems Engineering Challenges and Opportunities

  title={Revolutionizing Prosthetics : Systems Engineering Challenges and Opportunities},
  author={James M. Burck and J. Bigelow and Stuart D. Harshbarger},
186 INTRODUCTION Advances in battlefield trauma care and improved body armor for soldiers have combined to increase the survivability of injuries experienced in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although the body armor protects the torso and internal organs, the soldier’s limbs remain vulnerable to blast and ballistic injuries, which are often caused by the use of improvised explosive devices. These injuries can subsequently lead to amputation. Surprisingly, the familiar images of restored… Expand
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Burck is a systems engineer in APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Department. Jim served as the Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Systems Engineer for Phase 1 and Phase
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