Two Belarusian Men Invent Simple Prosthetic Arm
2016-11-12 21:00:30


Accidents in which people lose an arm or leg often take place in communities with large numbers of poor people.(1)
意外人失去一只手臂或腿经常采取将放在与大量的穷人社区。

In such areas, victims may not have enough money to pay for costly prosthetic replacements.(2)
在这种地区,受害者可能没有足够的钱来支付昂贵的人工替代品。

But two men from Belarus have used simple and easily available materials to make a prosthetic arm.(3)
但两名男子从白俄罗斯使用简单和容易获得的材料做了假臂。

Almost anyone can build one of the limbs at home.(4)
几乎任何人都可以建立一个在家的四肢。

Oleg Galtsev was four years old when his father Sergei lost his arm in an explosion on a military firing range.(5)
奥列格 · 加利采夫在四岁时父亲谢尔盖 · 失去了他的手臂在军事靶场发生爆炸。

At the time, Sergei Galtsev was an army captain in the former Soviet Union.(6)
当时,谢尔盖 · 加利采夫是在前苏联陆军上尉。

Almost 30 years later, he is using a prosthetic arm designed by his son and another engineer.(7)
近 30 年后,他使用假臂由他的儿子和另一位工程师设计的。

He says “They gave me the prosthesis to test for three weeks. I used it to saw firewood, cut the grass and to do many other things in the field.”(8)
他说,"他们给了我假,三个星期的试验。我使用它来看到柴、 割草和做其他领域的很多事情。

The mechanical arm looks nothing like the new prosthetics available in industrial countries.(9)
机械臂一点也不像工业国家新假肢。

But it is easy to make, has a low cost, and does not need much maintenance.(10)
但它很容易使,具有成本低,并不需要太多的维护。

Oleg Galtsev says the device is designed for people who do not feel at ease with electronics.(11)
奥列格 · 加利采夫说,这种装置的人觉得不自在与电子。

Galtsev says it took two years to design the prosthesis. They used a 3-D printer to create some parts and bought others online.(12)
加利采夫说,花了两年时间设计假体。他们利用三维打印机来创建一些部件和网上购买他人。

The creators did not ask for a legal patent to control ownership of the device. In fact, they have published directions on how to make it online.(13)
创作者并不要求对设备的控制所有权的法律专利。事实上,他们出版方向如何在线上。

They say it costs just one-tenth of the price of other mechanical prostheses.(14)
他们说它的成本只是十分之一的其他机械假肢的价格。

Sergei Galtsev says he can now perform many outdoor activities, including using a chain saw to cut tree limbs.(15)
谢尔盖 · 加利采夫说他现在可以执行许多的户外活动,包括使用链锯砍树枝。

“I am proud that my son decided to tackle this problem. There are many people who really need this device in their daily lives.”(16)
"我自豪,我的儿子决定来解决这个问题。有很多人真的需要这个设备在日常生活中"。

Oleg Galtsev says many people have watched videos of his prosthetic arm invention on YouTube.(17)
奥列格 · 加利采夫说︰ 很多人看过他的义肢发明在 youtube 上的视频。

He says he hopes his work will influence others to invent new prosthetic devices.(18)
他说,他希望他的工作将影响其他人发明新的假肢装置。

I’m Jill Robbins.(19)
我是吉尔罗宾斯。


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