Girl with Prosthetic Leg Receives Matching Doll
Emma is a young girl with a prosthetic leg. Like many girls her age, Emma wanted a doll that she could relate to. Her parents had A Step Ahead Prosthetics in the U.S. modify an American Girl doll to have a prosthetic leg. Needless to say, Emma was ecstatic to receive her doll.
Gertie the Turkey Turkey Receives Prosthetic Leg Thanks to Fundraiser
A heartwarming, yet unconventional Thanksgiving story. An animal sanctuary in B.C. recently had a vegan Thanksgiving fundraiser, the funds of which will go toward a prosthetic leg for a beloved turkey area turkey.
Improving Aesthetics of Prosthetics for Kids
Functionality is the most important aspect of a prosthetic limb, but to a child, aesthetics are very important. Limbitless Solutions, the nonprofit organization based at the University of Central Florida founded by students of UCF, creates stylish 3D printed custom prosthetics for children. 3D technology is looking to be a great addition to custom prosthetic and orthotic solutions.
Technology for Prosthetic Hands is Making Them More Intuitive
Research and engineer teams from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are developing new technology to decode neuromuscular signals in order to control powered prosthetic wrists and hands, making them more intuitive and natural for the user.
New Sensory Feedback Technology Makes Electronic Prosthesis More Reliable
Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on sensory feedback control algorithm to improve the reliability of connections in a prosthetic socket. This could increase reliability of high performance electronic prosthesis, even in high stress situations.
Researchers at MIT Developing New, Simple & Inexpensive Prosthetic Foot/Ankle Technology
Researchers at MIT are working on a new, passive prosthetic foot/ankle that would mimic the natural movements of the natural limb, but require less input/control from the user and less components/technology to develop.
Machine Learning Could Make Prosthetics More Intuitive and Natural
Scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Göttingen are working with machine learning to develop more natural moving and intuitive prosthetics, improving mobility and the connection the user has with their prosthetic.
Artificial Skin Could Help Patients Better Connect With Their Limb
Scientists at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have developed an artificial skin that can be used on hand prosthesis to provide sensation and determine object curvature, including sharpness.
Prosthetics is About Mobility, Comfort and Overall Well-Being
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are doing a study on the effects of prosthetics with sensory capability on an individual’s personal well-being, with the hopes that the findings will help us improve the patient's connection with their prosthetic.