Latest Artificial limb Stories

2008-09-29 10:25:00

Is it possible to become one of the fastest runners in the world when you are a double leg amputee?

2008-08-20 09:01:29

By Edward Wong Far from Beijing and its gathering of Olympic athletes, a small group of people here spends hours each day pushing their own physical limits. Some are missing an arm or a leg. Others lost even more.

2008-08-01 06:00:14

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 1--Three years ago, Cassidy Posovsky was a three-legged German shepherd mix hobbling homeless around the Bronx.

2008-07-13 18:00:21

By Ty Phillips, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Jul. 13--Theresa Ott stood at the plate with the game on the line. The score was tied 4-4 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of a softball game at Shiloh-Paradise park west of Modesto. Ott drew a walk and made her way to first base.

2008-07-02 12:01:11

The Houston Business Journal recently announced that the Amputee and Prosthetic Center is the "Best Place to Work" among Houston-based companies with 1 to 100 employees.

2008-06-10 13:35:00

The i-LIMB, the most advanced commercially available prosthetic device anywhere in the world, has beaten three other finalists to win this year’s Mac Robert award, Britain’s top engineering prize.

2008-06-10 12:50:00

Many amputees have found that their private insurers are setting limits on how much financial coverage they can receive for their prosthetic limbs.

2008-04-22 10:35:00

It can hold a credit card, use a keyboard with the index finger, and lift a bag weighing up to 20 kg – the world’s first commercially available prosthetic hand that can move each finger separately and has an astounding range of grip configurations.

2007-08-22 08:09:52

Combine a mechanical arm with a miniature rocket motor: The result is a prosthetic device that is the closest thing yet to a bionic arm.

2007-06-28 07:25:00

A puppy found hobbling in the Kuwaiti desert has ended up at Colorado State University, where she might be a candidate for an experimental prosthesis that could one day help humans.

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  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
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