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Researchers Use AI to Improve Prosthesis Movement

November 4th 2019

Calling its work groundbreaking, a group of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas has been working on a new approach using artificial intelligence to improve control of prosthetics.

The research, which was presented last month at the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotic in…

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Double Amputee Taking on the Ironman World Championship

October 21st 2019

Roderick Sewell is about to compete in what's widely considered to be the world's most difficult race.  But if he successfully completes 140.6 miles of swimming, biking and running across Hawaii's Big Island, he'll be the first above-the-knee double amputee to ever do it. In August, Ironman, the company behind…

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Scientist Are developing A New Prosthesis That Restores Natural Feeling in Lower Leg Amputees

October 7th 2019

After losing a lower leg, Savo Panic received a prosthetic limb that helped restore movement. But prostheses are imperfect, and he suffered tremendous "phantom" leg pain.

Now, European scientists say they've developed a technology that restores natural feeling and improves walking in patients who've had a lower leg amputation. The…

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Scientists Developing Prosthetic Skin That Detects Pain

September 30th 2019

Prosthetic technology has taken huge strides in the last decade, but accurately simulating human-like sensation is a difficult task. New “electronic skin” technology developed at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) could help replicate advanced “pain” sensations in prosthetics, and enable robots to understand tactile feedback, like the feeling…

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3-year-old Adapts to Life with Prosthetic Legs

September 16th 2019

It didn’t take much urging for 3-year-old Colton Lawson to transform into a superhero. His 10-year-old sister, Taylor Lawson, challenged him to a race at their Myakka City home, and Colton jumped off the couch. “I’m going to run like Flash,” he shouted. In moments, however, he had lost traction…

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New Surgical Procedure Improves Proprioception in Prostheses

September 3rd 2019

While twenty-first century prosthetic limbs have become highly sophisticated electro nic marvels, the surgical amputation procedure on which their use depends has remained essentially unchanged since the US Civil War. The result, according to Hugh Herr, PhD, is that many patients who have lost a limb are left with little…

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14-year-old Pursues Football With Two Prosthetic Legs

August 19th 2019

 A few parents, a couple of coaches and a handful of football players sat on bleachers with a tin roof over them on Houston’s northwest side on a recent Wednesday afternoon. The Houston Chronicle reports giant tumblers full of ice water sat on the hot metal, along with gym towels…

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Eating a Plant-Based Diet Might Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests

August 5th 2019

Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods -- such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts -- are included…

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Employment Opportunity!

April 23rd 2019

Prevail Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. is seeking a motivated, knowledgeable, and compassionate Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO) who can work independently and remain focused with little supervision. The selected candidate will provide comprehensive prosthetic and orthotic care to our diverse patient population. 

Under the direction of the physician, the CPO will…

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Fort Wayne Reader’s Choice Award Winner in 2018!

February 6th 2019

Prevail Prosthetics & Orthotics was voted Best Health-Orthopedic Care Office of the 10th annual Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers’ Choice Awards.

To view the full list of winners, click here.

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