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Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

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Photo: Prosthetic limb [23/04/2014] A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world's first prosthetic 'intelligent' liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years.Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees - Read more

High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style

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Photo: Man with prosthesis running [10/02/2014] Thanks to advanced technologies, those who wear prosthetic and orthotic devices are now able to break previous activity boundaries. People with amputations now have prosthetic devices that allow them to engage in and function more effectively in a wider range of daily activities, exercise, sports, and even extreme sports, such as long-distance snowshoeing and ice climbing.High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style - Read more

Prostheses with Sensory Feedback

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Photo: Man grasps at a mandarin orange with his artificial hand [07/02/2014] An artificial limb that enables amputees to grasp at an object and feel it as though they were using their real hand: Thanks to Freiburg microsystems engineer Thomas Stieglitz and the international research group participating in the project LifeHand2, this has now become a reality.Prostheses with Sensory Feedback - Read more

Improving Prosthetics for Soldiers

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[18/12/2013] Walter Voit, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded $1 million to create medical devices that will lead to greater control of prosthetics in wounded soldiers.Improving Prosthetics for Soldiers - Read more

Prosthetic Hands Viewed as Eerie by the Public

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Photo: Prosthetic hand [13/11/2013] Members of the public would prefer to look at human hands or robotic hands rather than prosthetic hands which they view as eerie, a new study by the University of Manchester has shown.Prosthetic Hands Viewed as Eerie by the Public - Read more

A Blueprint for Restoring Touch with A Prosthetic Hand

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Photo: Prosthetic hand [16/10/2013] New research at the University of Chicago is laying the groundwork for touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs that one day could convey real-time sensory information to amputees via a direct interface with the brain. A Blueprint for Restoring Touch with A Prosthetic Hand - Read more

Pain of Artificial Legs Could Be Eased by Real-Time Monitoring

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Photo: Electrodes with a sticky backing [24/07/2013] Many people who use prostheses experience pain on a daily basis where their skin meets the socket. Engineers aim to ease this discomfort with research that could help build better sockets. They have developed a device that tracks how much a person's limb swells and shrinks when inside a prosthetic socket.Pain of Artificial Legs Could Be Eased by Real-Time Monitoring - Read more

The Quest for a Better Bionic Hand

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[04/03/2013] Studies show that up to 50 percent of hand amputees still do not use their prosthesis regularly due to less than ideal functionality, appearance, and controllability. The Quest for a Better Bionic Hand - Read more

World Premiere of Muscle and Nerve Controlled Arm Prosthesis

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Photo: Robotic prosthesis [27/02/2013] Natural control of an advanced robotic prosthesis is possible...World Premiere of Muscle and Nerve Controlled Arm Prosthesis - Read more

Thought-Controlled Prosthesis Changes the Lives of Amputees

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Photo: Man testing prosthesis; linked to [30/11/2012] The world’s first implantable robotic arm controlled by thoughts is being developed by Chalmers researcher Max Ortiz Catalan. The first operations on patients will take place this winter.Thought-Controlled Prosthesis Changes the Lives of Amputees - Read more

New Metric to Track Prosthetic Arm Progress

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Photo: Patient with prosthetic arm; linked to [05/11/2012] Amputees with a new prosthetic arm must learn how to use it to perform everyday tasks that were once second nature. Taking off a shirt becomes a conscious, multistep effort: grasp it, lift it over the head, pull arms through the sleeves, place the shirt on the table, let go of the shirt.New Metric to Track Prosthetic Arm Progress - Read more

Brain-Wave-Reading Robot Might Help Stroke Patients

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[22/08/2012] New device could help rehabilitate stroke survivors by turning thoughts into actions, retraining motor pathways.Brain-Wave-Reading Robot Might Help Stroke Patients - Read more

Development of Prosthetic Hands Stagnated

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[15/06/2012] The development of body-powered prosthetic hands has stagnated for over twenty years. That is the main conclusion of a study by researchers from Delft University of Technology and the University of Groningen into this type of prosthesis.Development of Prosthetic Hands Stagnated - Read more

Hip Implant for Long-term Use

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[09/05/2012] Hip replacement is one of the most frequent operations carried out in Germany. Often the artificial hips need to be replaced just ten years later. In the future, a new implant currently being developed using high technology materials could help prevent premature revision surgeries.Hip Implant for Long-term Use - Read more

Spinal Cord Injuries: First Customised Assistive Devices

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[12/10/2011] The first active orthosis prototype, developed at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), assists muscles affected by incomplete spinal cord injury.Spinal Cord Injuries: First Customised Assistive Devices - Read more

Lower-limb Prosthetic: Giving Amputees a Natural Gait

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[22/08/2011] A new lower-limb prosthetic developed at Vanderbilt University allows amputees to walk without the leg-dragging gait characteristic of conventional artificial legs.Lower-limb Prosthetic: Giving Amputees a Natural Gait - Read more

Improving Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

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[07/02/2011] US Researchers are helping the Pentagon build reliable mind-controlled prosthetic devices that military and civilian amputees can use the rest of their lives. Improving Mind-Controlled Prosthetics - Read more

Infected Prosthetic Knees Cause Problems

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[13/12/2010] The number of people that undergo an operation to have a prosthetic knee joint is increasing. One reason is that the population is getting older, another is that people are also getting heavier, which is a factor in the development of osteoarthritis. The number of knee replacement operations has increased by 9 per cent a year in recent years. Infected Prosthetic Knees Cause Problems - Read more

Bone-Anchored Leg Prostheses Improve Quality of Life

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[22/09/2010] A study shows the results of treatment using prostheses attached to titanium implants in the bones of patients with above-the-knee amputations. It reveals that the treatment improves function and quality of life in nine out of ten patients.Bone-Anchored Leg Prostheses Improve Quality of Life - Read more

Prosthesis with Information at its Fingertips

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[16/08/2010] Hope for patients who suffer from phantom pain: Scientists from Jena University develop a hand prosthesis that eases the pain.Prosthesis with Information at its Fingertips - Read more

Three-Legged Dogs Boost Robot Research

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[02/07/2010] Scientists in Germany are examining how 3-legged dogs move to help design and develop robots that can adapt to unexpected conditions.Three-Legged Dogs Boost Robot Research - Read more

Synthetic Eye Prosthesis May Offer Help

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[21/06/2010] Donor corneas are a rarity: In Germany alone, each year roughly 7,000 patients wait for that miniscule piece of tissue. An implant made of plastic may soon offer patients with the chance to see again.Synthetic Eye Prosthesis May Offer Help - Read more

Reconstructing 3-D Hand Movement

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[19/03/2010] Researchers have successfully reconstructed 3-D hand motions from brain signals recorded in a non-invasive way, according to a study.Reconstructing 3-D Hand Movement - Read more

Body Protheses May Last for More than 150 Years

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[10/03/2010] Current body protheses do not last more than 10 - 15 years. After this time, the operation has to be repeated in order to change prothesis. Researchers have now found a way of producing a prosthesis that could last more than 150 years. Body Protheses May Last for More than 150 Years - Read more

Artificial Foot Recycles Energy for Easier Walking

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[22/02/2010] An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say. Artificial Foot Recycles Energy for Easier Walking - Read more

Silicone Ear Looks Just Like the Real Thing

[23/03/2009] A surgery made it possible for Matthew Houdek to be fitted with a prosthetic ear that looks just like the real thing.Silicone Ear Looks Just Like the Real Thing - Read more

Promise for Improving Function of Artificial Arms

[13/02/2009] A surgical technique known as targeted muscle reinnervation appears to enable patients with arm amputations to have improved control of functions with an artificial arm, according to a study.Promise for Improving Function of Artificial Arms - Read more

The World's first Transplant of both Arms

[03/09/2008] The first transplant of complete arms was performed after several years of preparatory work. The patient is doing well under the circumstances. The World's first Transplant of both Arms - Read more

Artificial Muscle Glove To Aid People with Paralyzed Hands

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[01/07/2004] The University of Wollongong and Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) have patented a rehabilitation glove that will dramatically improve the recovery of patients following surgery or trauma to their hand.Artificial Muscle Glove To Aid People with Paralyzed Hands - Read more

New Way to Control Prosthetic Device with Brain Signals

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[09/07/2003] Another milestone has been achieved in the quest to create prosthetic devices operated by brain activity. Californian neuroscientists report on success in getting monkeys to move the cursor on a computer screen by merely thinking about a goal they would like to achieve, and assigning a value to the goal.New Way to Control Prosthetic Device with Brain Signals - Read more

 
 
 
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