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New Bionic Hand Capable Of Feeling
2013-02-18 13:35:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Those who have lost a limb such as a hand have long had the option of using a prosthetic to restore some lost functionality. Though these prosthetics can be beneficial to these patients, studies have shown that as many as 50 percent of prosthetic wearers rarely use them due to appearance and poor controllability. For all the good these prosthetics are capable of, nothing can replace the fact that these patients have lost a part...

2013-02-18 10:18:11

For an amputee, replacing a missing limb with a functional prosthetic can alleviate physical or emotional distress and mean a return of vocational ability or cosmetics. Studies show, however, that up to 50 percent of hand amputees still do not use their prosthesis regularly due to less than ideal functionality, appearance, and controllability. But Silvestro Micera, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is paving the way...

Researchers Attempting To Develop Prosthetic Flippers For Injured Loggerhead Turtle
2013-02-17 08:53:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Officials at a Japanese aquarium are looking for a high-tech apparatus that will help an injured, endangered loggerhead turtle regain the ability to swim after she lost both front flippers in a 2008 shark attack. The 25-year-old turtle, which is named Yu, currently resides at the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, where she was transported following the attack five years ago, according to Ruairidh Villar of Reuters. "She was in...

2012-12-14 05:00:54

Provider of orthotics and prosthetics in the Central Indiana area fitted a patient with a Michelangelo myoelectric hand prosthesis in November 2012 Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Central Brace & Limb of the Central Indiana area recently fitted a patient with a Michelangelo hand prosthesis. The Michelangelo hand is a myoelectric hand developed by Otto Bock, a German prosthetic company responsible for many extraordinary innovations in prosthetic devices. Myoelectric devices...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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