: ' prostheses'

Amputee Football Team to Tackle Superbowl 49

February 1st is the “big day” that the nation tunes into to football. However, before the top two NFL teams meet in Super Bowl 49 in Phoenix, a different game will take place across town. Dubbed “The Game of [...]

“Smart Skin” Adds Nice Touch to Future of Prosthetic Limbs

Recent advances in technology continue to improve the functionality of prostheses, as well as make them more affordable and available than ever before. Now researchers in South Korea are working to add the sense of feeling to prostheses, [...]

Amputee Controls Two Prosthetic Arms with His Mind

Les Baugh lost both of his arms 40 years ago in an electrical accident. Today, the Colorado man is able to move two prosthetic arms, simultaneously, using his mind. The ongoing research effort is taking place at John Hopkins [...]

Newark Man Becomes First Amputee to Graduate from Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival Course

On November 25th, six students graduated from the Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival course (MCIWS), out of nine that began. One of those students was Staff Sergeant Adam Jacks of Newark, Ohio. The Marine Combat [...]

Prosthetic Leg Makes Great Strides with Robot Control Theory

The University of Texas at Dallas has reported results of a study in which the application of new and existing theorums to a prosthetic leg resulted in a robotic prosthetic leg that closely mimics the natural gait of human [...]

Amputee Landscape Architect Uses Prosthetic Leg to Climb to the Top

When Cara Fortunato of Youngstown, Ohio began unloading heavy equipment for her landscaping business, she couldn’t have known how much her life was going to change. The Landscape Architect and Handywoman was unloading a skid steer [...]

Travis: A Soldier’s Story to Screen in Cities Across the Nation

This Veterans Day, one soldier’s story will be seen across the country, on the big screen. Travis: A Soldier’s Story is a documentary follows the true story of Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne, [...]

New Technology Makes Prosthetics Available Where they Once Were Not.

3D printing used to be science fiction. Now, it’s another option in the list of available manufacturing processes. Recently, there have been a growing number of stories where 3D printing has made it possible to develop [...]

5-Year-Old High-Five’s Classmates with New 3D Printed Hand

5 year old Keith Harris, of Houston, was born with a rare congenital condition called symbrachydactyly, stunting the growth of his right hand in utero. Now thanks to advances in 3D printing technology, Keith now has [...]

Prosthetic Leg Helps Maryland Man Get Back on the Motorcycle

“It’s the type of thing that happens to other people, but never to you.” Says 58-year-old Dean Millman of Owings Mills, Maryland. Dean is referring to the day in March 2009, that he led a group [...]