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2011-05-15 10:16:53

Catching a ball is no problem for most people. Getting a robotic arm to catch a ball using a catcher attachment is a bit trickier. To find out just how tricky it is "“ or to see if it's easier than they think "“ visitors to the Sensor+Test trade fair in Nuremberg should head for the Fraunhofer booth, Booth 202 in Hall 12. There, researchers will be presenting an industrial robotic arm with six joints, at the end of which is a catcher. Visitors can control the arm using a hand-held...

2011-05-03 10:39:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Congressman Norm Dicks, along with House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Congressman Adam Smith, senior House Ways and Means Committee member Congressman Jim McDermott, and Energy and Commerce Committee member Congressman Jay Inslee, sent a letter late on Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging the Department to approve coding for Orthocare Innovations' Smart...

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...

2011-04-14 14:29:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Innovations, a company that specializes in the development of high technology lower extremity prosthetic devices, today announced a worldwide licensing agreement. The agreement grants the company exclusive rights to commercialize the world's first lower extremity prosthesis with actively powered knee and ankle joints that operate synergistically. Developed at the Vanderbilt University Center for Intelligent Mechatronics in Nashville,...

2011-03-23 18:19:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMP 1, a team of stand-up (not wheelchair) amputee basketball players will challenge an able-bodied team at a Long Island, NY charity basketball game at 7pm on Friday March 25th. The AMP 1 team will demonstrate how, with the help of modern high-tech prosthetics, sheer determination, and their love of the sport, they have overcome lower limb amputations caused by traumatic accidents, congenital complications and cancer. AMP 1 will visit...

2011-03-22 08:33:00

STRATFORD, Conn., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) have partnered to help Colombia improve the treatment and lives of victims of landmines injured during the decades-long conflict that has affected the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) Since 2002, there have been at least 7,700 registered survivors of landmine incidents,...

2011-03-09 00:00:27

Biomedical engineer-scientist offers in-depth information and illustrations about the iris. Congers, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011 Dr. Roman Kushnirov puts the eyes"”specifically the iris"”under the other end of the microscope with the release of this informative and detailed presentation, Iridobiopower Diagnosis and Colourmusicreflexotherapy. This newly published book will indeed be a helpful material for any eye expert or iris specialist. Practical iridobiopower diagnosis...

2011-03-02 08:09:00

Ossur and Challenged Athletes Foundation now assisting Knights of Columbus-Medishare program PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the children injured in that calamity have renewed hope thanks to the joint efforts of Project Medishare, the Knights of Columbus, Ossur, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Through the joint "Healing Haiti's Children" program, established by the Knights of Columbus...

2011-02-24 21:18:05

How we experience our own bodies is a classical question in psychology and neuroscience. It has long been believed that our body image is limited by our innate body plan "“ in other words that we cannot experience having more than one head, two arms and two legs. However, brain scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now shown that it is possible to make healthy volunteers experience having three arms at the same time. In a novel paper published in the...

2011-02-21 14:10:53

Leave your body and shake hands with yourself, gain an extra limb or change into a robot for a while. Swedish neuroscientist Henrik Ehrsson has demonstrated that the brain's image of the body is negotiable. Applications stretch from touch-sensitive prostheses to robotics and virtual worlds. Ask a child if their hands belong to them and they will answer, "Of course!" But how does the brain actually identify its own body? And why do we experience our centre of awareness as located inside a...