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Brian's photo shoot for his new knee

Brian Bartlett's 8 years of hard work has paid off with his first unit of his prosthetic knee designed by himself. Leftsideinc.com

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 have a amputation on my right leg and im looking to get back active. I used to be very into biking, I had a twentyfourseven substance with a street spec. I have lost the use of my arm and my right leg above knee due to a motobike crash 5 mounths ago. I am new walking good on a k706 I think it is but I find it is restricting me a lot. i am wondering if anybody has some information about the Bartlett tendom universal knee system and how I would be able to get hold of one. I would also like to no about the price.
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 The website for the Bartlett knee system is leftsideinc.com. The unit price is around 3000
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 3000$ thats it? i have one called a vsp and it was 15000 for the whole thing and about 7000 for the unit
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 nice to see his progression. cool that you're still following him too.
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 Great work. Eventually prosthetic limbs may progress far enough so that you may not be allowed to use all available technology to compete with non prosthetic riders.
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 are you referencing things like track? it'd be tough to get away with longer limbs because bikes are designed around normal human geometry, unlike a track. haha. but if you mean the prosthetic would generate more energy, no way. haha
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 Not really track, although I'd like a set or mechanical stilts... but if advances are made in combining nano technology and bionics then It's certainly possible... like the 6 Million Dollar Man. I think that eventually a prosthetic could be assisted with some form of motorized press that could allow more pedal force or impact resistance than currently possible.
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 yeah, pretture sure races wouldn't allow a motorized leg. haha
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 that's awesome! good for him for persevering! that's sick how he put a MTB shock in it.
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 that's awesome how far the product has gone.
  • + 1
 Brian is a legend...what a great product he's made!
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 thanks andy !!
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 How cool is that Carl!!! Nice photo dude!! And a great subject to follow Andy, very interesting, Bartlett Rules.
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 thanks for the pic Razz
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 amazing!

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