Latest Amputation Stories

2014-01-15 08:28:25

First Implantable Myoelectric Sensor for Prosthetic Control Brings New Hope to Amputees VALENCIA, Calif., Jan.15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alfred Mann Foundation (AMF) today announced the first subject, a U.S. Marine, SSgt James Sides, as a recipient of its highly anticipated IMES System (implantable myoelectric sensor) - an experimental system that holds the promise of being the first minimally invasive, intuitive, multi-channel control system for prosthetics intended for long term...

2014-01-14 23:27:10

50 Legs Partners with Rosen Hotel Group to Provide Amputee New Leg (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 50 Legs (founded by former professional wrestler Steve Chamberland) is a nationwide Non Profit (501c3) based in Tampa Bay, Florida, focused on purchasing prosthetic legs for amputees who cannot afford them. A young charity of only 3 years, 50 Legs helped dozens of children, adults, vets, and also provided assistance to the Boston bombing victims. http://youtu.be/JN5JtsKClY4 50 Legs latest...

Better Robotics Better Prosthetics
2013-11-08 15:48:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More naturally moving prosthetic legs currently in development will dramatically boost the mobility of lower-limb amputees and allow them to effectively navigate stairs, slopes and uneven ground, according to a recent perspective article in the journal Science Translational Medicine from Michael Goldfarb, a mechanical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University. Over the last decade, Goldfarb and his team have been conducting...

Artificial Leg With Natural Gait Being Developed
2013-10-15 10:39:26

Michigan Technological University Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before they equal the intricacy of a natural gait. As a result, over half of all amputees take a fall every year, compared to about one-third of people over 65. In cooperation with a Mayo Clinic scientist, researchers at Michigan Technological University are taking a...

2013-10-04 23:22:22

Leaders in the field of amputation prevention and wound healing will present latest findings and research at the second annual Wound and Amputation Prevention Symposium at St. Mary’s. San Francisco (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 What: St. Mary’s is at the forefront of the emerging field of Amputation Prevention and Limb Preservation. As one of a few Amputation Prevention Centers in the United States, St. Mary’s has developed a program that has already demonstrated a 2/3 reduction in...

Bionic Leg Controlled By Brain
2013-10-01 15:38:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a motorcycle accident in 2009 that resulted in the amputation of his knee and lower leg, it seemed unlikely that Zac Vawter would ever be walking up stairs and down a ramp again, not to mention being able to kick a football. However, at age 32, Vawter has become the first person to control a robotic leg with his mind. The science of bionics has already helped more than one million Americans with amputations take a giant step...

2013-08-06 23:26:31

Standing With Hope seeks to gather 500 used prostheses by December 2013. With the help of Corrections Corporation of America, inmates in a local prison volunteer to disassemble the collected artificial limbs and recycle usable components to build new, custom-fit limbs through Standing With Hope's outreach to amputees in Ghana. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Built on an innovative partnership with Ghana Health Services, Standing With Hope continues to grow the prosthetic limb...

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