• Question: Would you rather have prosthetic arms or prosthetic legs?

    Asked by EvanG24 to Dominic, Maedeh, Matthew, Matt, Monica on 11 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Dominic Eggbeer

      Dominic Eggbeer answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      Leg. I’ve seen people with both and I think it would be easier to do the things I love with a prosthetic leg. I’ve been working with a friend to help design a prosthetic arm device to support his paralysed arm. He’s adapted to riding a bike well, but it’s tough.

    • Photo: Monica Rozeik

      Monica Rozeik answered on 12 Mar 2016:

      I agree with Dominic here. I’ve seen both and I would think walking around with a prosthetic leg would be easier than trying to use a prosthetic arm especially to try to grip small things.

      Having said that, there’s been a lot of progress on prosthetic arms especially to make the hands more lifelike and easy to use. So one day, I think my answer maybe different!

    • Photo: Matthew Round

      Matthew Round answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      If the worst happened I think I’d have wooden arms and legs just like the sailor bloke off Family Guy.

    • Photo: Matthew Oldfield

      Matthew Oldfield answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      This is so difficult. I think it’s not totally fair for me to answer the question because I can’t put myself in the position of someone who has a prosthesis. I certainly don’t want to imply that one is luckier than the other. You’ll just have to vote for one of the other engineers on this one!