E-skin Can Transmit Pressure, Temperature Signals to Prosthetic Hand
November 26th 2019
Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) that can detect sensations similar to the ones human feel when they are experiencing pain, paving the way for more life-like prosthetic devices and humanoid robots.
A team from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea developed the technology, which…
2019 OPGA Freedom Award
November 15th 2019
Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics is proud to be awarded the 2019 OPGA Freedom Award for serving our veterans and active-duty soldiers.
Managing the Seemingly Inevitable Holiday Season Stress
November 12th 2019
Welcome to the holiday season—that whirlwind of gift-giving holidays, marketing blitzes, holiday parties, and activities galore that begins right after Halloween, builds to Thanksgiving and continues gaining momentum through the end of the year.
While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it’s also the harbinger…
7-year-old Amputee Dances With Help of Prosthesis
October 29th 2019
Sarah Czapp continues to shine in the spotlight after the Shriners Hospital for Children has helped her lead a normal, happy childhood full of opportunities. The Shriners provide her the medical care and physical therapy she requires after being born without a left leg and hip, along with several other…
Amputees Find Common Ground in Support Group
October 17th 2019
Those living with the loss of a limb now have a support group on Long Island. Not only is it newly formed, but also a first of its kind in its area, reports CBS2’s Steve Overmyer. Eddie Lopez is preparing to turn a parking lot into a basketball court.
10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season
September 30th 2019
Colds, flu and other illnesses can make for misery at home, school and the workplace.
How can you keep yourself and others safe from what’s going around? Remember to:
1. Wash your hands
Washing your hands is the first and best defense to protect yourself from germs. One study found…
Low-carb Diet Tied to Improved BP in Diabetes Patients
September 10th 2019
Low carbohydrate eating leads to significant improvements in blood pressure and cardiovascular risks in people with type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
UK scientists including Dr. David Unwin discovered that over the course of two years, going low carb led to deprescription of 21.5% of total blood pressure drugs among the…
New Artificial Muscle Material Could Reduce Weight of Prostheses
August 27th 2019
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to coil contrasting materials together to create a lightweight and durable fiber that pulls and contracts like muscles. This mechanism could be used to replace artificial muscles made of heavy, slow-responding hydraulic systems and motors in prosthetic limbs and robots.
By coiling together two…
Amputee Veteran Climbs Mountains and Inspires Others
August 13th 2019
Kirstie Ennis was honored at the 2019 ESPYS with the Pat Tillman Award, bringing down the house with her powerful acceptance speech and brutal honesty.
A former Marine, who was injured and could have died seven years ago in a helicopter crash while on duty in Afghanistan, Ennis had to work…
Disabled Travel: Tips and Advice for Travelers with Disabilities
July 23rd 2019
Travel by people with disabilities, also known as “disabled travel” or “accessible travel,” is on the rise. The travel industry is waking up to the special needs of travelers with disabilities by providing more services and greater accommodation. Meanwhile, the sheer abundance of information on accessible travel is astounding —…