This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Prostheses and Prosthetics category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.
2018-04-27 : 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.
2018-03-26 : 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.
2018-03-10 : 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.
2018-03-09 : 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.
2017-11-27 : 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.
2017-10-12 : 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.
2016-05-31 : Stroke Patient Walking Ability Improved with Implanted Neuroprosthesis : Surgically implanted neuroprosthesis led to substantial improvement in walking speed and distance in patient with limited mobility after a stroke.
2016-05-27 : Prominence Prosthetics for High Heels : First prosthetic foot on the market not custom made that adapts to popular fashion for heels up to four inches high.
2016-03-08 : Improving Prosthetics and Lives of Amputees : Increased interest in improving the methods of attaching prosthetic devices to amputees.
2016-03-08 : Bionic Fingertip Allows Amputee to Feels Texture : Results provide new and accelerated avenues for developing bionic prostheses, enhanced with sensory feedback.
2016-01-05 : 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.
2015-11-12 : Physical Therapy for Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciitis : Article examines physical therapy and other options for feet and heel pain, including Plantar fasciitis.
2015-06-16 : UK Congenital Amputee Receives Lifelike Bionic Hand : The bionic hand is a revolution in prosthetics as it perfectly mimics the functions of a real hand via different precision grips.
2015-02-10 : Restoring Amputees Sense of Touch : $4.4 million grant for project that uses electrical stimulation to give amputees a sense of feeling.
2015-01-13 : 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.
2015-01-11 : 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.
2014-12-17 : Mind Controlled Robot Arm Project : Brain-computer interface technology has potential to improve function and quality of life of those unable to use their limbs.
2014-12-05 : Robot Control Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs : Robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the environment and help amputees walk.
2014-11-21 : 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.
2014-11-12 : 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.
2014-10-24 : 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.
2014-10-20 : 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.
2014-10-04 : Ottobock C-Leg Prosthesis - 15 Years of Supporting Amputees : Since its introduction the C-Leg has helped over 40,000 amputees worldwide and become the most popular microprocessor prosthetic knee in history.
2014-09-26 : 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.
2014-09-10 : 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.
2014-09-09 : 100 Year History of Ottobock Prosthetic Legs : Images of Ottobock prosthetic legs showing how prostheses technology has advanced over the past 100 years.
2014-07-13 : SynTouch BioTac Prosthetics - Human-like Touch : SynTouch has developed sensor technology that gives robots the ability to replicate the sense of touch people have.
2014-06-18 : 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.
2014-04-28 : New Circuit Board 9,000 Times Faster Modeled on Human Brain : 9,000 times faster energy efficient microchips based on the human brain could drive prosthetic limbs with the speed and complexity of our own actions.
2014-02-05 : 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.
2013-11-12 : 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.
2013-08-22 : MyGait Functional Electrical 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.
2013-07-23 : ActiGait Neuroprosthesis Restores Mobility : Zara Roberts regains her mobility and confidence following surgery to implant ActiGait an electrical neuroprosthesis device in her leg.
2013-06-14 : Human Limb Regeneration - Fingernails Reveal Clues : Findings hold promise for amputees who may one day be able to benefit from therapies that help the body regenerate lost limbs.
2013-05-06 : 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.
2013-04-15 : 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.
2013-02-12 : VA Transitions 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.
2013-02-11 : 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.
2012-11-13 : 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.
2012-10-12 : 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.
2012-06-04 : JACO Robotic Arm Tested by Hereward College Students : Students at Hereward College are road testing one of the only robotic arms in the UK.
2011-11-09 : Genium Leg a Giant Leap for Future of Prosthetics : 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.
2011-09-29 : 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.
2011-09-25 : 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.
2011-08-18 : 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.
2011-08-09 : Next Generation C-Leg Offers Greater Independence : Innovative enhancements to proven leg prosthesis system mean amputees will benefit from a more natural walking pattern and increased confidence.
2011-06-27 : Amputees in Action Designs and Develops Cricothyrotomy FX Prosthetic "Crike" : Crike is the first ever Cricothyrotomy prosthetic as nothing currently exists on the international FX prosthetic market.
2011-02-20 : How to Leave Your Body : How does the brain identify its own body and why do we experience our center of awareness as located inside a physical body.
2011-02-13 : 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.
2010-09-24 : 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.
2010-09-12 : 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.
2010-08-08 : 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.
2010-06-30 : 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.
2010-05-20 : Synthetic Eye Prosthesis : The miniscale artificial cornea has to meet almost contradictory specifications.
2010-05-05 : 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.
2010-03-04 : 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.
2010-03-03 : Hand Movement Using Brain Signals for Movement Impaired : System could potentially operate a robotic arm or motorized wheelchair for people with disabilities or paralysis.
2010-02-16 : 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.
2010-01-18 : Artificial Muscles Save Eyesight by Restoring Ability to Blink : Artificial muscles can restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink.
2010-01-06 : 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.
2009-07-18 : Enhancing Prosthesis of Amputated Legs : What is involved is the possibility of designing a prosthesis socket for a patient with an amputated leg.
2009-05-30 : 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.
2009-05-30 : Middle Ear Surgery - Ossiculoplasty and Stapedioplasty with Titanium Prostheses : Surgery of Ossiculoplasty Stapedioplasty and Myringoplasty with Titanium based Middle ear implants.
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.
2009-05-30 : 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.
2009-05-29 : 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.
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