Gymnosomata, commonly known as Sea Angels. An apt name- the sea angels are the ethereal, translucent, fluttering angels of the sea.
In hard scientific terms, they’re small swimming sea slugs, but we’ll pass over that for now and just admire how delicately beautiful these wonderful creatures are.
TechKnow producer Tracy Martinez shares her experience meeting the subjects of this week’s bionic arms segment in her Producer’s Blog. Watch Sunday, 7:30ET/4:30PT, to learn more about Jason and Katie and the prosthetics technology that’s changing their lives.
Every night when I go to bed I look down and see this. Two legs separated from my body. They are such an extension of me that seeing them like this is a totally surreal feeling. I become physically different the moment I start taking them off. It’s not that I don’t feel whole without them on but I feel completely different. Granted when I don’t have them on I can truly relax and even do a bit of healing.
There have been times when I have come out of the bathroom and scared myself with my own legs. Thinking someone is trying to hide under my bed or some other ridiculous day dream. Or if I happen to forget that I took them off and look down at them I will get startled. I know friends have had similar experiences and we always have a good laugh about it. It’s funny how something with no biological link is considered part of my body and always will. These legs have caused me hardships and there was an extreme learning curve but these are my legs. Life is a learning experience and I’m planning on learning all I can!