: ' prostheses'

High School Students Win State Competition for Prosthetic Arm Design

“Each day, more than 500 Americans lose a limb,” according to the Amputee-Coalition. This staggering number reinforces the importance of fostering the future of prostheses design and technology, and is why this news out of Compton, California is [...]

New York State Limits Amputees to One Prosthetic Limb Per Life

Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plans offered through New York State of Healthcare, has committed what many are calling a grievous oversight – they are limiting adult amputees to “one prosthesis per limb per lifetime.” Amputees [...]

Coldplay Donates to Quadruple Amputee Alex Lewis

The 7-time Grammy winning band Coldplay have donated £10,000 (roughly $15,000 USD) to a quadruple amputee Alex Lewis’ charity trust. We first reported on Alex Lewis in January 2015, when a group called the Pilgrim Bandits began [...]

Bionic Prosthetic Arm Being Developed by Lawrence Livermore Lab

The dream of replacing a lost or missing limb with a fully functional limb, has been around for centuries. Historically, a prosthesis could assist the user in achieving basic tasks, but remained a far cry from [...]

3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Allows Teen to Play Guitar

3D printing is the latest hot topic in the world of prosthetics. While 3D printing doesn’t eliminate the need for traditional prostheses, it does creates a new opportunity for prostheses to be developed in ways that [...]

Amputee Grandmother Not Slowed by Prosthetic Leg – Nor 13 Grandchildren

Diane Whitlock of Rosedale, MD may be missing a leg, but she isn’t missing a stride. Prior to her life as a wife and mother of three, Diane became an amputee over 39 years ago, when [...]

Double Amputee Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro – Twice

In July 2014, a group of men climbed toward Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. The group was led by 2 men using prosthetic legs. 21-year-old, University of Texas student, Alex D’Jamoos was one of those leaders, and [...]

Trial Evaluates New Method of Treating Chronic Pain Associated with Major Limb Amputation

Researchers from Northwest Medicine® in Chicago, have announced that they are leading a four-year multi-center clinical trial to evaluate a new surgical method of addressing chronic pain associated with amputation of a major limb. The method, [...]

Bandits Help Quadruple Amputee

Pilgrim Bandits are a group of amputee soldiers who lost limbs in Afghanistan and now work to support and inspire other wounded soldiers to live life to the fullest. Established by a small group of British Special Forces, [...]

Amputee Athlete Powerlifts with Prosthetic Leg

38-year-old Justin Radcliff of Clayton, North Carolina is a husband and father of three kids (two daughters and one son). Justin works as a personal trainer at a gym during the day, and makes deliveries for [...]