Latest Artificial limb Stories
Is it possible to become one of the fastest runners in the world when you are a double leg amputee?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The i-LIMB, the most advanced commercially available prosthetic device anywhere in the world, has beaten three other finalists to win this yearâ€™s Mac Robert award, Britainâ€™s top engineering prize.
Many amputees have found that their private insurers are setting limits on how much financial coverage they can receive for their prosthetic limbs.
It can hold a credit card, use a keyboard with the index finger, and lift a bag weighing up to 20 kg â€“ the worldâ€™s first commercially available prosthetic hand that can move each finger separately and has an astounding range of grip configurations.
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.
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.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.