Rebuilt: The Human Body Shop is set to debut this Wed. 1/18 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Health Channel. From Discovery Health’s website:
Each episode features three people in the process of acquiring new limbs and explores the highly emotional experiences as they take those crucial first steps toward reaching an important goal or milestone. For a former triathlete adjusting to a prosthetic leg, riding a bicycle is his goal. For a boy with an artificial foot, kicking a soccer ball keeps his dream of playing the game alive. For a woman with a brand new arm, swimming a lap across the pool is a victory. Whether they return to their normal lives or become empowered to reach beyond, each episode chronicles the extraordinary challenges and triumphs of people in the process of restoring their lives.
The show’s website has a lot of other info regarding prosthetics technology. Unfortunately, someone else is going to have to give feedback on the show itself, as Medgadget bonuses haven’t come through this year, so we can’t afford the 250 channel digital cable package required to get Discovery Health Channel.