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New York Boy Wants To Run Marathon On New Prosthetic Leg

New York Boy Wants To Run Marathon On New Prosthetic Leg

February 23rd 2021

The Burns are a fun-loving family from Lewiston. Their fun was put on hold on the first day of June in 2018. “It’s a horrible vivid memory in our,” said Jackie Burns.

Jackie is Gavin’s mother. He was 10 in 2018. His leg was injured by a lawnmower. He was flown by…

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Neurofeedback Changes Perception of Prosthesis Weight

Neurofeedback Changes Perception of Prosthesis Weight

February 11th 2021

Some Leg amputees are not satisfied with their prosthesis, even though the sophisticated prostheses are becoming available. One important reason for this is that they perceive the weight of the prosthesis as too high, despite the fact that prosthetic legs are usually less than half the weight of a natural…

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'Stepped' Approach To Exercise May Help With Arthritic Knees

'Stepped' Approach To Exercise May Help With Arthritic Knees

January 27th 2021

Millions of Americans suffer from the pain of arthritic knees. But an innovative exercise regimen may help relieve discomfort and improve knee function, a new study finds.

The program is called STEP-KOA -- short for stepped exercise program for patients with knee osteoarthritis. It starts with gentle exercises at home…

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UK Students Create Prosthesis For Children

UK Students Create Prosthesis For Children

January 12th 2021

Even the most up-to-date prosthetic limbs can often be too heavy, or hard for young children to use with ease.

But now, a group of Imperial College engineering students has created a new, lighter one.

The flexible device called the 'Mitt' slides on like a glove and has magnetic attachments…

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Researchers Develop Exoskeleton To Aid In PT

Researchers Develop Exoskeleton To Aid In PT

December 24th 2020

The future of physical therapy is being developed right here in Milwaukee. A group of engineers at UW-Milwaukee are at the forefront of re-imagining doctor-patient relationships and how people rehab their injuries.

Dr. Habib Rahman and his team of Ph.D. students have been working on an autonomous exoskeleton robotic arm…

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Amputee Lifeguard Saves Man From Sinking Car

Amputee Lifeguard Saves Man From Sinking Car

December 9th 2020

A lifeguard who is also an amputee is being hailed a hero after he rescued a man who accidentally drove into Newark Bay. Anthony Capuano, an instructor at British Swim School, said he noticed a commotion near the water in Bayonne on Tuesday and rushed over. He saw the driver of a car…

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Three Advances in Prosthetics

Three Advances in Prosthetics

November 17th 2020

The continuing rapid development of Industry 4.0 technologies also is benefiting disabled people who have lost limbs. In the U.S. alone, some 185,000 people annually have an amputation; 2.1 million people are living with limb loss, a number expected to double by 2050, according to the U.S. nonprofit Amputee Coalition.…

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40 Fun Thanksgiving Activities For Kids

40 Fun Thanksgiving Activities For Kids

November 4th 2020

Carving the turkey, chowing down on pumpkin pie, and taking over the yard for a friendly Thanksgiving game of touch football might be some of the best Thanksgiving traditions, but that doesn't mean the day can't be filled with other fun, especially for the kids. After all, they've got more energy to burn off…

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Amputee Veterans Enjoy The Outdoors Thanks To Nonprofit

Amputee Veterans Enjoy The Outdoors Thanks To Nonprofit

October 27th 2020

For the past ten years, the Arkansas Freedom Fund has continued to honor our state's veterans. "I would say it's in the thousands," said board member Jim Sawyer.   The non-profit is all about getting veterans into nature. "The outdoors is just a peaceful place," he said, to restore their mental and…

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Researchers Develop Prosthesis Similar To Human Hand

Researchers Develop Prosthesis Similar To Human Hand

October 14th 2020

Replacing the human hand with artificial devices of equal capability and effectiveness is a long-standing challenge. Even the most advanced hand prostheses, which have several active degrees of freedom controlled by the electrical signals of the stump’s residual muscles, do not achieve the complexity, dexterity, and adaptability of the human…

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