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Brain Neurons Could Lead To Better Prostheses

Brain Neurons Could Lead To Better Prostheses

July 13th 2020

New Rochester research indicates some neurons may be more adept than previously thought in helping you perceive the motion of objects while you move through the world. The findings may have implications for developing future prosthetics and for understanding some brain disorders.

Our brains use various reference frames—also known as…

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Teen Finds Man's Prosthetic Leg Weeks After Lost

Teen Finds Man's Prosthetic Leg Weeks After Lost

June 25th 2020

Finding unusual objects on a scuba dive is not uncommon, but no one prepares you for finding someone else's leg.  It all started when 13-year-old Sebastian Morris went scuba diving with his dad in St. Andrews State Park, three miles east of Panama City, Florida. 

They were over in the…

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Exosuit Improves The Walking Potential of Stroke Patients

Exosuit Improves The Walking Potential of Stroke Patients

June 10th 2020

Researchers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College created a robotic exoskeleton that can help stroke patients increase their walking ability.

The soft robotic exosuit (shown here…

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Teen's Family Raises Funds For Hospitals That Provided Prostheses

Teen's Family Raises Funds For Hospitals That Provided Prostheses

May 14th 2020

Dave Gangl’s 17-year-old son, Matthew, was born with a lower leg deficiency that required amputation. But thanks to the compassionate care at two regional hospitals, Matthew has played varsity basketball and baseball at Horlick High School. That care led Dave Gangl and his wife, Tracy, decide that it was important…

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Tips for Staying Healthy While Stuck at Home

Tips for Staying Healthy While Stuck at Home

April 13th 2020

Health experts are advising people to stay home as much as they can to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic and slow its spread. This is especially important for those at higher risk, including people with cancer. It means big changes in daily routines including how and where you get your exercise, and what…

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DJ With No Lower Arm Controls Synthesizer Using Only His Mind and Prosthetic Arm

DJ With No Lower Arm Controls Synthesizer Using Only His Mind and Prosthetic Arm

March 30th 2020

Bertolt Meyer, a professor at the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany, had just discovered a way to control music synthesizer using only his thoughts. Is it possible, or is it just a supernatural magic trick?

Aside from being a professor, Meyer is also an inspiration to all incapacitated people since he was born…

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Eye-tracking Data Improves Prosthetic Hands

Eye-tracking Data Improves Prosthetic Hands

March 12th 2020

Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye-tracking, promises better prostheses. A study funded by the SNSF gives specialists access to valuable new data.

The hand's 34 muscles and 20 joints enable…

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UA runner appears on 'Ellen', receives gift for trip to Paralympics

UA runner appears on 'Ellen', receives gift for trip to Paralympics

February 27th 2020

A University of Arkansas, Fayetteville runner appeared Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and received $20,000 aimed at helping him get to the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Hunter Woodhall, a sprinter from Syracuse, Utah, signed with UA in 2017. As a double amputee, he runs using prosthetic legs and competes for the university…

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Researchers explore the use of exoskeleton in physical therapy

Researchers explore the use of exoskeleton in physical therapy

February 13th 2020

A novel pilot study is the first in what researchers hope will be a series of steps to demonstrate that an exoskeleton can safely and effectively enhance rehabilitation of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Prior research demonstrated physical therapy training with an exoskeleton could improve outcomes for people after a stroke or among those…

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Amplify Yourself Through Advocacy

Amplify Yourself Through Advocacy

January 20th 2020

People living with limb loss/difference often face questions from the broader community and everyday strangers.

What happened to you? What challenges have you faced? What have you overcome? How does your device work? What was recovery like? Can you share your story?

Some people might be more open than others…

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