Prostheses - Prosthetics: Artificial Limb Information Document List
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New Bionic Implant Allows Control Over All Bionic Hand Fingers
In this article we show that rewiring nerves to different muscle targets in a distributed and concurrent manner is possible and conducive to improved prosthetic control.
Publish Date: 2023-07-13
Temperature Feedback Allows Amputees to Feel Warmth in a Missing Hand
The added sensation of temperature feedback is another step towards building bionic prosthetics for repairing the human body.
Publish Date: 2023-05-18
Bionic Arm Restores Natural Behaviors in Patients with Upper Limb Amputations
Bionic arm developed that restores natural behaviors for patients with upper limb amputations allowing wearers to think, behave and function like a person without amputation.
Publish Date: 2021-09-02 - Updated: 2023-09-20
Prosthetic Hands - New E-Dermis Brings Sense of Touch and Pain
Made of fabric and rubber laced with sensors to mimic nerve endings, e-dermis electronic skin will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.
Publish Date: 2018-06-27
Prosthetic Arms Stimulate Nerves with Controlled Sensory Feedback
The idea is that we no longer want the prosthetic hand to feel like a tool, we want it to feel like an extension of the body.
Publish Date: 2018-04-27
Students Create 3D Printed Robot Prosthetic Limb for Amputees
University of Manchester students have designed and built a 3D printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand that could provide a much cheaper alternative for amputees.
Publish Date: 2018-03-26 - Updated: 2018-03-27
New Wearable Technology May Hold Big Benefits for People With Parkinson's Disease
New prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves could be of immense assistance for over 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson's disease.
Publish Date: 2018-03-10
Prosthetic Limbs Represented Like Hands in Brain
If we can convince the brain that the artificial limb is the real limb, we could make prostheses more comfortable and easier to use.
Publish Date: 2018-03-09
Amputees Can Learn to Control Robotic Arm with Mind Power
A new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain.
Publish Date: 2017-11-27
Working with Smart Materials to Make Prosthetic Limbs More Lifelike
UH engineer receives award to pursue work with smart materials for artificial muscles, tendons which would make prosthetic limbs more lifelike.
Publish Date: 2017-10-12
Implanted Neuroprosthesis Improves Stroke Patient Walking Ability
Surgically implanted neuroprosthesis led to substantial improvement in walking speed and distance in patient with limited mobility after a stroke.
Publish Date: 2016-05-31 - Updated: 2020-05-24
Prosthetics to Suit for Women's High Heel Shoes
Prominence Prosthetics for High Heels is the first prosthetic foot on the market not custom made that adapts to popular fashion for heels up to four inches high.
Publish Date: 2016-05-27 - Updated: 2020-05-27
Improving Prosthetics and Lives of Amputees
Prosthetic study findings show rough textured implants created though 3D printing exhibit stronger bone integration than machine threaded counterparts.
Publish Date: 2016-03-08 - Updated: 2020-07-12
Bionic Fingertip Allows Amputee to Feels Texture
Results provide new and accelerated avenues for developing bionic prostheses, enhanced with sensory feedback.
Publish Date: 2016-03-08 - Updated: 2020-07-13
CES 2016: The Gift of 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs
ROBO 3D demonstrating latest 3D printers at CES 2016 with 3D Prosthetic Print Kits as part of its partnership with e-NABLE.
Publish Date: 2016-01-05 - Updated: 2018-10-07
Amputee Receives Lifelike Bebionic Bionic Hand
The bebionic bionic hand is a revolution in prosthetics as it perfectly mimics the functions of a real hand via different precision grips.
Publish Date: 2015-06-16 - Updated: 2021-08-17
Restoring Amputees Sense of Touch
$4.4 million grant for project that uses electrical stimulation to give amputees a sense of feeling.
Publish Date: 2015-02-10
Microprocessor Controlled Leg Puts Jim's Lifestyle Back on Track
A traumatic accident changed his life forever, but a microprocessor controlled leg has put his active lifestyle back on track.
Publish Date: 2015-01-13
Neuro-prosthetics for Paralysis - Flexible Implant Slips into Spinal Cord
e-Dura implant can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation.
Publish Date: 2015-01-11
Mind Controlled Robot Arm Prosthetic
Brain-computer interface technology has potential to improve function and quality of life of those unable to use their limbs.
Publish Date: 2014-12-17 - Updated: 2021-10-01
Robot Control Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs
Robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the environment and help amputees walk.
Publish Date: 2014-12-05 - Updated: 2018-06-21
Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees
Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving mobility of amputees, but errors in technology may also cause users to stumble or fall.
Publish Date: 2014-11-21 - Updated: 2020-11-20
Electrical Stimulator Helps Stroke Victim Recover from Paralyzed Foot and Ankle
Man regains social life and active lifestyle after becoming one of the first to be fitted with multi-channel Functional Electrical Stimulation system from Ottobock.
Publish Date: 2014-11-12 - Updated: 2021-10-18
Creating Artificial Real Feelings in Prosthetics
Prosthetic system being developed uses electrical signals sent by a computer into the nerves of the arm and brain enabling feelings in amputees.
Publish Date: 2014-10-24
3D Printed Face Prosthesis for Eye Cancer Patients
Made to cover hollow eye sockets 3D printed flexible custom masks provide affordable fast production alternative to traditional prosthetics.
Publish Date: 2014-10-20 - Updated: 2020-01-06
Supporting Amputees - Ottobock C-Leg Prosthesis
Since its introduction the C-Leg has helped over 40,000 amputees worldwide and become the most popular microprocessor prosthetic knee in history.
Publish Date: 2014-10-04 - Updated: 2018-11-08
Mechanized System to Improve Nerve Damaged Hands
Engineers develop and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve nerve damaged hand function after surgery.
Publish Date: 2014-09-26 - Updated: 2020-12-17
Paralyzed Soldier Runs for First Time in 7 Years
Private clinic in Minworth launches custom bionic leg splint that has allowed Lance Corporal Jon Le Galloudec to run again after being paralyzed.
Publish Date: 2014-09-10
Ottobock Prosthetic Legs - A 100 Year History
Images of Ottobock prosthetic legs showing how prostheses technology has advanced over the past 100 years.
Publish Date: 2014-09-09 - Updated: 2018-11-08
SynTouch BioTac Prosthetics: Human-like Touch
SynTouch has developed sensor technology that gives robots the ability to replicate the sense of touch people have.
Publish Date: 2014-07-13 - Updated: 2021-08-30
Genium X3 Waterproof Bionic Leg from Ottobock
Laurence Greenough an 18 yr old amputee goes sailing after being fitted with the Genium X3 bionic leg from Ottobock.
Publish Date: 2014-06-18 - Updated: 2021-11-27
Neurogrid Circuit Board 9,000 Times Faster
9,000 times faster energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain could drive prosthetic limbs with the speed and complexity of our actions.
Publish Date: 2014-04-28 - Updated: 2022-06-28
Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to Feel in Real-time
Revolutionary bionic technology with sensory feedback allows amputee to feel shape and texture of objects with prosthetic hand.
Publish Date: 2014-02-05 - Updated: 2021-09-07
Mike Stoneman Regains Mobility After Being Fitted with a C-Leg from Ottobock
Mike Stoneman was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 18, doctors were able to remove the tumor in his left leg and he went on to have twenty years of full mobility.
Publish Date: 2013-12-12 - Updated: 2019-03-06
Study Shows Prosthetic Hands Viewed as Eerie
University of Manchester study shows public would prefer to look at human hands or robotic hands rather than prosthetic hands which they view as eerie.
Publish Date: 2013-11-12
MyGait Stimulation Device for Drop Foot
Information regarding MyGait a new external stimulator from Ottobock that compensates for lack of control of the ankle joint caused by drop foot.
Publish Date: 2013-08-22 - Updated: 2021-10-25
ActiGait Neuroprosthesis Restores Mobility
Zara Roberts regains her mobility and confidence following surgery to implant ActiGait an electrical neuroprosthesis device in her leg.
Publish Date: 2013-07-23
Fingernails Clue to Human Limb Regeneration
Findings hold promise for amputees who may one day be able to benefit from therapies that help the body regenerate lost limbs.
Publish Date: 2013-06-14 - Updated: 2022-01-28
Touch Bionics Realistic Prostheses
Touch Bionics prosthetic technologies provides products and services to people whether they are new amputees, experienced prosthetic users or people who have been missing a limb since birth.
Publish Date: 2013-05-06 - Updated: 2021-09-02
Creating Phantom Sensation in Non-amputees
The experience of phantom limbs is not unique to amputated individuals and can easily be created in non-amputees.
Publish Date: 2013-04-15 - Updated: 2023-05-18
VA Change from Traditional Prosthetics to Personal Bionics
Personal bionics originally are dramatically changing the life of amputees and reducing the complexity of their life care planning.
Publish Date: 2013-02-12 - Updated: 2022-02-17
Total Hip Replacement Cost and Pricing Difficulties
Obtaining pricing information for total hip replacement often difficult as well as wide variations in the quoted prices.
Publish Date: 2013-02-11
Synthetic Plastic Skin - Touch-sensitive and Heals Itself
New synthetic skin like material that can sense subtle pressure and heal itself when torn or cut.
Publish Date: 2012-11-13
The New Breed of Affordable Artificial Limbs
Artistic artificial limbs that allow amputees to get their mobility and shape back but also turn their bodies into a sculpture.
Publish Date: 2012-10-12 - Updated: 2014-04-27
JACO Robotic Arm Tested by Hereward College Students
Students at Hereward College are road testing one of the only robotic arms in the UK.
Publish Date: 2012-06-04 - Updated: 2018-06-21
OttoBock Genium Prosthetic Leg
An amputee has become the first UK patient to be fitted with a new Genium leg bionic prosthetic system from mobility experts Otto Bock Healthcare.
Publish Date: 2011-11-09 - Updated: 2021-12-03
Only Man in Turkey to Live Without a Heart
Omer Bayrak became first patient in Turkey to be discharged from hospital using the Freedom portable driver to power his SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.
Publish Date: 2011-09-29
Radiation Boost Makes Artificial Joints Last Longer
A blast of gamma radiation could toughen up plastic prosthetic joints to make them strong enough to last for years.
Publish Date: 2011-09-25
Bionic Leg Gives Amputees a More Natural Walk
A new lower-limb prosthetic allows amputees to walk without the leg dragging gait characteristic of conventional artificial legs.
Publish Date: 2011-08-18
Next Generation C-Leg from Ottobock
Innovative enhancements to proven leg prosthesis system mean amputees will benefit from a more natural walking pattern and increased confidence.
Publish Date: 2011-08-09 - Updated: 2018-11-08
Cricothyrotomy FX Prosthetic Crike
Crike is the first ever Cricothyrotomy prosthetic as nothing currently exists on the international FX prosthetic market.
Publish Date: 2011-06-27 - Updated: 2019-05-03
How to Leave Your Body: Brain's Body Image is Negotiable
How does the brain identify its own body and why do we experience our center of awareness as located inside a physical body.
Publish Date: 2011-02-20 - Updated: 2022-05-31
Dangers of Metal-On-Metal Hip Components Used In Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)
According to the AAOS patients have several options for hip replacement implants each with its own advantages and potential drawbacks.
Publish Date: 2011-02-13 - Updated: 2017-06-06
Phantom Limbs More Common than Previously Thought
After the loss of a limb patients experience the feeling of a phantom limb an illusion that the amputated arm or leg is still present.
Publish Date: 2010-09-24 - Updated: 2023-05-18
Patients Should Expect Long Life from Joint Replacements
A properly positioned hip or knee replacement by surgeons who are highly experienced can last many decades.
Publish Date: 2010-09-12 - Updated: 2010-11-03
Hand Prosthesis that Eases Phantom Pain
The pain of losing a body part is twofold as patients suffer from wound pain and phantom limb pain.
Publish Date: 2010-08-08 - Updated: 2023-05-18
Younger Patients Opting for Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Patients opting for total hip replacement surgery much earlier in life due to rheumatoid arthritis and severe osteoporosis issues.
Publish Date: 2010-06-30
Synthetic Eye Prosthesis
The miniscale artificial cornea has to meet almost contradictory specifications.
Publish Date: 2010-05-20 - Updated: 2016-06-12
Touch Bionics Unveils New i-LIMB Pulse
i-LIMB Pulse is a new version of the revolutionary i-LIMB Hand a commercially available bionic hand.
Publish Date: 2010-05-05
Athletes with Disabilities Network to Inspire Amputees to Become Athletes of the Future
Modern prostheses have been revolutionized by plastics that help make them stronger lighter more flexible and realistic.
Publish Date: 2010-03-04 - Updated: 2015-03-18
Hand Movement Using Brain Signals for Movement Impaired
System could potentially operate a robotic arm or motorized wheelchair for people with disabilities or paralysis.
Publish Date: 2010-03-03
Biomedical Implants from Metal Foam with Similar Elasticity to Bone
Metal foam that has a similar elasticity to bone could mean a new generation of biomedical implants.
Publish Date: 2010-02-16
Artificial Muscles Save Eyesight by Restoring Ability to Blink
Artificial muscles can restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink.
Publish Date: 2010-01-18
Hand Amputation May Result in Altered Perception Around the Hands
Representation of objects in the human brain depends on their physical location with respect to the hand.
Publish Date: 2010-01-06
Enhancing Prosthesis of Amputated Legs
What is involved is the possibility of designing a prosthesis socket for a patient with an amputated leg.
Publish Date: 2009-07-18 - Updated: 2016-06-12
Prosthetics Costs: The High Price of Prosthetic Limbs
An amputee's residuum, age, daily activities, profession and certain health factors determine the specific materials and technologies used for each custom manufactured device.
Publish Date: 2009-05-30 - Updated: 2020-12-02
Middle Ear Surgery - Ossiculoplasty and Stapedioplasty with Titanium Prostheses
Surgery of Ossiculoplasty Stapedioplasty and Myringoplasty with Titanium based Middle ear implants.
Publish Date: 2009-05-30
What is Prosthetic Parity
Prosthetic parity is legislation requiring insurance companies to pay for prosthetic devices on par with federal programs payment rules and regulations.
Publish Date: 2009-05-30 - Updated: 2018-03-27
Increased Freedom for Amputees with Advances in Prosthetic Devices
Strong lightweight materials and advances in technology have translated into more comfortable prosthetics and higher function for amputees.
Publish Date: 2009-05-30 - Updated: 2013-06-03
VA Studies Advanced Prosthetic Arm
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a study of an advanced artificial arm that allows those with limb loss to pick up a key or hold a pencil.
Publish Date: 2009-05-29
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