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Prosthetic Hands Development Stagnated For 20 Years
2012-06-12 12:10:42

The development of body-powered prosthetic hands has stagnated for over twenty years. That is the main conclusion of a study by researchers from TU Delft and the University of Groningen into this type of prosthesis, which is published in the American Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. High operating force The study, which was carried out by researchers from TU Delft and the University of Groningen, measured the force required to operate a number of contemporary...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Revolutionary High-Fidelity Interface proving successful for upper and lower limb prosthetic wearers. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 April is the first National Limb Loss Awareness Month, a campaign sponsored by the Amputee Coalition. More than 2 million Americans live with limb loss and that number grows by 185,000 each year, either through trauma, disease, or birth defect. Returning patients to a lifestyle they enjoyed prior to losing a limb is the goal of prosthetists. Due to...

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...

2009-12-08 08:00:00

ProDigits is the first ever motor-powered system for patients with missing fingers NOTE TO EDITORS, PHOTO EDITORS: Additional background material, photos are available at www.touchbionics.com/prodigits-press Use of materials is free to accredited media LIVINGSTON, UK and HILLIARD, OH, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics, developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies, today announced the commercial launch of ProDigits, the world's first powered bionic finger solution for patients...

2009-05-27 16:15:00

New Mobility for Veterans, Service Members, Other Americans WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced a three-year study of an advanced artificial arm that easily allows those with severe limb loss to pick up a key or hold a pencil. "This arm is a high-tech example of how VA researchers are continually modernizing the materials, design, and clinical use of artificial limbs to meet Veterans' lifestyle and medical needs," says Dr. Joel...

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2008-04-22 10:35:00

A new prosthetic hand is being tested at the Orthopedic University Hospital in Heidelberg / Grip function almost like a natural handIt 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. For the first time worldwide a patient at the Orthopedic University Hospital in Heidelberg has tested both...

2007-08-13 09:16:27

Pediatric Prosthetics Inc., (OTCBB:PDPR), announced today that it would be an exhibiting and presenting company at the Red Chip Financial Conference Friday, August 17, 2007 at 1:45 PM at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the heart of Wall Street., New York City. Linda Putback-Bean, CEO, stated: "I so look forward to meeting our stockholders from the greater New York City area, and I want to extend a very cordial invitation to each of you to attend our presentation Friday, or just drop by...


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