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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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Star Wars Inspires a Mind-Controlled Prosthetic

Star Wars Inspires a Mind-Controlled Prosthetic

September 22nd 2020

Significant technological accomplishments have been achieved in prosthetics in recent years. For example, sensors placed on the skin can detect neural signals that trigger motion in prosthetic devices. Although this is significant, the resultant motions are basic and do not provide tactile sensations, so vision is required for tasks such…

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Double Amputee Finds Her Purpose

Double Amputee Finds Her Purpose

September 9th 2020

A life-altering accident changed Keisha Green’s life, but she says that God gave her a purpose to inspire and guide people.

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Green was raised by a single mother. She grew up in poverty but also in a family-orientated household. She dropped out of high school because…

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Implants To Control Pain Can Restore Sense of Touch

Implants To Control Pain Can Restore Sense of Touch

August 27th 2020

Upper arm prostheses that give their users a sense of touch have been developed in the past (see flashbacks below). These require careful surgical placement of electrodes near the remaining nerves within the stump and precise stimulation of said nerves. Now researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have achieved a…

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Reducing Stress May Lower Blood Glucose In Diabetes

Reducing Stress May Lower Blood Glucose In Diabetes

August 11th 2020

A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds that stress reduction is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle to help manage Diabetes and control blood sugar levels.They have found a clear link between the stress hormone cortisol and higher blood sugar levels in…

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