Why Do Prosthetic Limbs Feel Way Heavier Than Biological Ones?

Because biological limbs are connected to our skeletons, we don’t notice that they weigh a lot! As technology develops, scientists have designed lighter, more functional prostheses and the latest can even use the skeleton like a biological limb does!

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Images:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5371647/figure/Fig2/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulbous_corpuscle#/media/File:Blausen_0807_Skin_RuffiniCorpuscle.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacre#/media/File:Nacre_sticks.JPG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osseointegration#/media/File:Osseointegration_Histology.jpg
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