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World's First Neural-Controlled Bionic Leg Unveiled At Fourth Annual Skyrise Chicago Event
2012-11-06 10:14:36

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Seattle area resident was joined by nearly 3,000 others in North America´s tallest stair climb Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) research participant Zac Vawter made history on Sunday, November 4, 2012, by climbing 103 floors of Chicago´s Willis Tower using the first “thought-controlled bionic leg”, a neural-controlled prosthetic leg driven by his own thoughts. Vawter, 31, of the Seattle area, was joined by nearly 3,000...

Guidelines Help Amputees Perform Better
2012-10-31 17:58:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new progress tracking system could help to provide amputees the ability to perform everyday tasks better with their prosthetic arm. A research team unveiled a new index that clinicians can use to asses their patients' progress and they described the process in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Typically, amputee patients work with a team of doctors, prosthetists and therapists to learn how their limbs can...

Woman Regains Partial Sight With Bionic Eye Transplant
2012-08-31 15:32:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An Australian woman has partially regained her sight thanks to a prototype bionic eye scientists have developed. Dianne Ashworth had severe vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa, but thanks to a bionic eye transplant in May at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, she was able to see different shapes. "All of a sudden I could see a little flash ... it was amazing," Ashworth, who is 54 years old, said in a statement....

MIT And DARPA To Take On Biomimetics Project
2012-07-26 13:54:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from MIT is in the process of developing a technology that will mimic human physiological systems in the laboratory. The researchers will receive up to $32 million over the next five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work on the project. MIT said in a recent statement that an agreement between MIT and DARPA worth up to $26.3 million...

Fisherman Finds Football Player's Lost Leg
2012-06-11 04:16:47

A prosthetic leg lost by a former college football player some five years ago is scheduled to be returned to its owner Monday after it was found by a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico late last week. According to Craig Bennett of USA Today, the limb was discovered by Matt Willingham, who was shrimping off the coast of Florida sometime around 2am Thursday morning when he discovered it. The limb was emblazoned with the University of Kentucky logo and the team's Wildcats mascot, Bennett...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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