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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...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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