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Wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable

Photo: Bubble actuator [13/10/2014] UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved.Wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable - Read more

New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

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Photo: Prosthetic arm [20/08/2014] Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), who work in the development of an arm replacement to identify movement patterns from brain signals.New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages - Read more

Rehabilitation methods for amputees and stroke patients

Photo: Hand drawing with a pencil [04/06/2014] Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have shed light on ways in which a patient compensates when losing a dominant hand and suggest new and improved rehabilitation techniques for those suffering from amputation or stroke.Rehabilitation methods for amputees and stroke patients - Read more

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