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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...

2013-07-10 14:17:06

There have been dramatic decreases in the number and severity of lower limb amputations over the past decade, according to a new study published in the July 2013 issue of Foot & Ankle International. At the same time, orthopedic advances in treating diabetic foot ulcers have become more commonplace, hopefully decreasing the need for amputation. The statistics on diabetes prevalence and impact are sobering. Nearly 26 million U.S. children and adults, or 8 percent of the population, have...

2013-07-09 23:25:08

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) July 09, 2013 Building on an innovative partnership with Ghana Health Services, Standing With Hope continues to grow the prosthetic limb...

2013-06-04 23:26:34

From real-time high-speed video training to having inmates recycle pre-owned artificial limbs, Standing With Hope is helping amputees in Ghana by combining innovation with time-tested methods of prosthetic development. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 In efforts to provide the most advanced prosthetic limbs possible, Standing With Hope, led by Peter Rosenberger, merges proven methods with today´s technology and a unique source of help to provide high quality artificial legs to...

2013-05-02 23:15:31

From Hands-On Care Physical Therapy: More than 13 people who lost their limbs during the Boston bombings will undergo physical therapy as part of their recovery process, reported by CNN. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The Boston bombing attack resulted to at least 13 limb amputations as reported by CNN. "This is a sudden and life altering event in someone's life," said Dr. Kevin Plancher, founder of Plancher Orthopedics based in New York City. Many amputees suffer from depression, a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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