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2013-11-08 15:48:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More naturally moving prosthetic legs currently in development will dramatically boost the mobility of lower-limb amputees and allow them to effectively navigate stairs, slopes and uneven ground, according to a recent perspective article in the journal Science Translational Medicine from Michael Goldfarb, a mechanical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University. Over the last decade, Goldfarb and his team have been conducting...

2013-10-28 23:21:18

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: European Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices. London (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 In 2012, the total European market for dental prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems was valued at nearly €10 billion. The European markets include Austria, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark), Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Effects...

2013-10-19 23:01:34

Transparency Market Research published new "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC - visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cardiac-prosthetic-devices.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Cardiac prosthetics or the artificial heart valves are the devices used for replacing damaged or diseased natural valves...

Artificial Leg With Natural Gait Being Developed
2013-10-15 10:39:26

Michigan Technological University Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before they equal the intricacy of a natural gait. As a result, over half of all amputees take a fall every year, compared to about one-third of people over 65. In cooperation with a Mayo Clinic scientist, researchers at Michigan Technological University are taking a...

Making Prosthetic Limbs More Touch Sensitive
2013-10-15 04:35:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Chicago are laying the foundation for prosthetic limbs that could one day convey real-time touch-related data to amputees through a direct interface with the brain. The blueprint for these touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs, which has been published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, represents a vital advancement towards new technology that could increase the...


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