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2011-02-24 21:18:05

How we experience our own bodies is a classical question in psychology and neuroscience. It has long been believed that our body image is limited by our innate body plan "“ in other words that we cannot experience having more than one head, two arms and two legs. However, brain scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now shown that it is possible to make healthy volunteers experience having three arms at the same time. In a novel paper published in the...

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2011-02-18 07:05:00

Todd Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and Director of Amputee Services at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), presented the latest bionic prosthetic arm that is controlled by an operator's thoughts at a major US science conference, where it went on display Thursday. The bionic arm uses technology called Targeted Muscle Reinervation (TMR), which works by rerouting brain signals from nerves that were severed in an injury to muscles that are working and...

2011-02-17 16:47:36

Dr. Kuiken and Walter Reed Army Medical Center colleagues to showcase benefits for returning vets Todd Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and Director of Amputee Services at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), designated the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report since 1991, will present the latest in Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR), a bionic limb technology, during the opening press briefing and a subsequent...

2011-02-16 14:37:00

DALLAS, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, Feb. 26, the Limbs for Life Foundation is rolling out the red carpet in celebration of Hollywood's favorite movie characters as the nonprofit presents "A Night at the Oscars" at the 10th annual benefit gala. Limbs for Life Foundation was founded to bring awareness to the plight of amputees of all ages and provide them with financial assistance to allow them to enjoy productive jobs and active lifestyles. In the United States, one in every...

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2010-08-08 21:10:21

Scientists from Jena University develop a hand prosthesis that eases phantom painThe pain of losing a body part is twofold, as the patients not only suffer from wound pain. Often they are also affected by so called phantom pain. Unlike bodily wounds which will eventually heal, phantom pain often lasts for years and sometimes a lifetime. "Phantom pain is very difficult to treat", says Professor Dr Thomas Weiss from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. "Mostly they prove to be highly...

2010-07-13 08:18:00

Company recognised as the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe LIVINGSTON, UK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics (www.touchbionics.com), developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies and clinical solutions, today announced that it has won the award for the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe in the 2010 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honouring great performances in...

2010-05-05 05:01:00

The prosthetic hand that pioneered the bionic industry gets an upgrade Note to editors: Video footage available on request from Touch Bionics and Reuters TV. Additional content and photographs available at: www.touchbionics.com/pulse and http://www.touchbionics.com/press/Ian-Reid LIVINGSTON, UK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics (www.touchbionics.com), developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies, today announced the launch of the i-LIMB Pulse, an all-new version...

2010-04-21 05:00:00

Company recognized for its achievements in the development and commercial success of the i-LIMB Hand LIVINGSTON, UK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics (www.touchbionics.com), developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies, today announced it is a winner of the prestigious Queen's Awards for Enterprise with an award in the Innovation category for 2010. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance. During an intensive application...

2010-02-11 12:52:00

DALLAS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Every week, more than 3,000 Americans lose a limb. Without insurance or sufficient coverage many of these amputees are unable to afford the expensive prosthetic arms and legs that help make it possible to resume their daily lives. The Limbs for Life Foundation was created to bring awareness to the plight of these amputees and provide them with financial assistance so they are able to enjoy productive jobs and active lifestyles. Saturday, Feb. 27, feather...

2009-12-16 12:39:00

SOLON, Ohio, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HDT Engineered Technologies (HDT), a leader in the development of next generation technologies and a principal subcontractor for the mechanical development of the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL), led development of new anthropromorphic arm technology that will give patients improved, dexterous control of a prosthetic arm and hand, including a sense of touch. As part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics...


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