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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...

Bionic Leg Controlled By Brain
2013-10-01 15:38:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a motorcycle accident in 2009 that resulted in the amputation of his knee and lower leg, it seemed unlikely that Zac Vawter would ever be walking up stairs and down a ramp again, not to mention being able to kick a football. However, at age 32, Vawter has become the first person to control a robotic leg with his mind. The science of bionics has already helped more than one million Americans with amputations take a giant step...

2013-09-29 23:00:07

Author announces release of ‘It’s Just a Matter of Balance,’ launches new marketing campaign. FT. Lauderdale (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Kevin S. Garrison was an athletic, artistic and intelligent 16-year-old when he received unexpected news–he had cancer and would lose his right foot. Now 40 years later, he’s sharing his life’s journey in his unique memoir, “It's Just a Matter of Balance: You Can't Put a Straight Leg on a Crooked Man” (published by iUniverse),...

2013-09-17 23:30:21

With a focus on creating a sustainable infrastructure to support the lifetimes needs of amputees, Tennessee based, Standing With Hope, is providing hope to amputees - one leg at a time. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 As a new team of volunteer prosthetists and related specialists head to Ghana on September 19, it marks an even greater impact by Standing With Hope for amputees in West Africa. The Nashville based organization traces its roots back three decades ago this year -...