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2012-03-05 12:26:01

Opening the door to the development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices to help people with spinal cord injuries, amputations and other impairments, neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Portugal have demonstrated that the brain is more flexible and trainable than previously thought. Their new study, to be published Sunday, March 4, in the advanced online publication of the journal Nature, shows that through a process...

2012-02-22 12:15:02

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, using off-the-shelf equipment in a chemistry lab, have been working on ways to improve amputees´ control over prosthetics with direct help from their own nervous systems. Organic materials chemist Shawn Dirk, robotics engineer Steve Buerger and others are creating biocompatible interface scaffolds. The goal is improved prosthetics with flexible nerve-to-nerve or nerve-to-muscle interfaces through which transected nerves can grow, putting small...

Bionic Leg Makes Amputee Faster On His Feet
2012-01-24 04:52:03

[ Watch the Video ] This powered prosthetic is better at anticipating the next move Craig Hutto considers himself part bionic man. In 2005, doctors amputated his leg after a shark attacked him during a fishing trip off the Florida Gulf Coast. "I was 16 years old at the time," recalls Hutto. "My brother heard me yell: 'What was that?' He saw something take me under; he saw the back fin of the shark. There was so much tissue damage and so much flesh gone that it was just irreparable."...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

Three prosthetic and orthotic companies become licensed in the new HiFi socket design. (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 biodesigns inc., a company specializing in the most advanced upper and lower limb prosthetic systems, is pleased to announce that it has signed three licensees for their High-Fidelity (HiFi) Interface. The new licensees are Next Step Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., Manchester, N.H.; Optimus Prosthetics, Dayton, Ohio; and Sampson´s Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory,...

2011-10-20 13:31:15

Undergoing a knee replacement involves sophisticated medical equipment, but innovative prosthetic design may not offer the same benefits for all knee replacement recipients, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a perspective article in the October 20 issue of New England Journal of Medicine. Devices like pacemakers, artificial joints, and defibrillators have extended lives and improved the quality of life for countless people. Medical device manufacturing has turned into a...


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