New robotic ankle and foot prosthetic makes a difference for loc - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

New robotic ankle and foot prosthetic makes a difference for local man

Posted: Updated:
ROANOKE, VA -

Excel Prosthetics and Orthotics, located in Roanoke is helping make a difference for a Virginia man.

Excel helped Zach Bowman receive a special robotic prosthetic ankle and foot, made by "iWalk." Using small power motors, the technology will allow him to walk, climb and jump. Unlike other prosthetics, this one gives him double the energy back to help him step-by-step.

"Oh it's great. It feels great. I don't even know how to explain it. You get a push, it's like you have your ankle," said Bowman, who lost his leg in 2011 after a mining accident.

Bowman is the first to receive this technology in our region.

Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.