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Artist Creates Museum Worthy Prostheses

Artist Creates Museum Worthy Prostheses

April 20th 2021

Special-effects prosthetics specialist, Sophie de Oliveira Barata, is an expert at making lifelike limbs. (So lifelike you’ll wonder if Barata doesn’t have Dexter working in her back office.) But for the Alternative Limb Project, which Barata founded, the builder makes genuine, wearable art. As in, the prosthetic limbs are frequently…

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Bilateral Amputee Learns To Walk With Robotic Prosthetics

Bilateral Amputee Learns To Walk With Robotic Prosthetics

April 2nd 2021

An update tonight on Poland’s Kristin Fox — the woman who lost her arms and legs from the flu last spring. We caught up on her journey by talking with the doctor who oversaw her rehabilitation and also found out she was honored by a former Pittsburgh Steeler.

In mid-December,…

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Actress Champions For More Roles For Disabled Performers

Actress Champions For More Roles For Disabled Performers

March 23rd 2021

Since the pandemic began, Angel Giuffria has lived with her parents at her childhood home, located in a small town about 40 minutes outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It's been a continual struggle, deciding whether to stay or head back to Los Angeles, where she had been living pre-Covid-19 and…

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Researchers Say New Surgery Improves Prostheses Control

Researchers Say New Surgery Improves Prostheses Control

March 5th 2021

MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their “phantom limb” is in space. This restored sense of proprioception should translate to better control of prosthetic limbs, as well as a reduction of limb pain,…

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AI-Powered Prostheses Will Improve Lives

AI-Powered Prostheses Will Improve Lives

February 16th 2021

As artificial intelligence continues to improve, we are seeing a rapid expansion of its use across different industries. AI is now used in everything from home temperature control to international logistics, and seemingly everywhere in between. But in the years to come, some applications are bound to be more impactful…

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Hybrid Prosthesis Improves Life For Amputee

Hybrid Prosthesis Improves Life For Amputee

February 5th 2021

Technology is moving forward even in the midst of a pandemic. One Indiana woman just recently got a second chance at a somewhat normal life.

Sheri Nuckels lives in Bicknell Indiana. She got in a terrible accident back in 2014, after getting an infection amongst other events, it resulted in her…

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Robotic Device May Help Amputees, Quadriplegics

January 21st 2021

When there’s dessert involved, most people cut a sweet treat and eat it without thinking too much about what they’re doing. But when you take a minute to consider, there’s a lot involved.

First, there’s picking up the utensils. Then your brain decides how big of a piece it wants…

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Teen Amputee Chronicles Journey on Instagram

Teen Amputee Chronicles Journey on Instagram

January 7th 2021

 2020 has forced many to slow down and appreciate what they have in their lives. No one understands this more than Sarah Frei. “One of the biggest things I have learned and loved from 2020 is seeing my community gather together,” she said.

Frei had to have her legs amputated…

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52 Fun Christmas Activities That Need to Be on Your Family's Holiday Bucket List

52 Fun Christmas Activities That Need to Be on Your Family's Holiday Bucket List

December 14th 2020

You've probably spent weeks—okay, months—counting down the days until it became socially acceptable to do all those Christmas activities and winter activities you love so much: putting up your favorite wreath, shopping for fun gifts until you drop, making lots of holiday craft projects, and generally getting in the Christmas spirit in every way…

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Researchers Say "Electronic Skin" Can Measure Health Data

Researchers Say "Electronic Skin" Can Measure Health Data

December 2nd 2020

A stretchy circuit board inspired by human skin, the proposed new device is shaped to fit anywhere on the body. According to the team, led by Jianliang Xiao and Wei Zhang, the device can also heal itself much like real skin, and can perform a range of sensory tasks such…

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