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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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20 Fun Thanksgiving Activities To Do With Family

20 Fun Thanksgiving Activities To Do With Family

November 17th 2020

Of course, the food is the main event on Thanksgiving, but when your extended crew gets together for the holiday you're going to want to find some fun things to together to pass the hours until it's time to carve the turkey and pass the pumpkin pie. When the shops…

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Quadruple Amputee Determined To Live Life To Fullest

Quadruple Amputee Determined To Live Life To Fullest

November 5th 2020

A near-death experience due to an unknown bacterium left marine scientist Kemit-Amon Lewis a changed man after losing both feet and both hands, but he has coped with the challenges and now teaches others about determination with an attitude that is truly inspiring.

Kemit was always busy and active. “Most…

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12 Tips For Holiday Eating

12 Tips For Holiday Eating

October 21st 2020

It’s easy to get swept up in the holiday season. This combination of religious and national celebrations can help keep the cold winter away. But the feasts and parties that mark it can tax the arteries and strain the waistline. By eating just 200 extra calories a day — a…

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Student Organization Creates Unique Prosthesis

Student Organization Creates Unique Prosthesis

October 6th 2020

Assistive Technology Solutions is a student organization that builds prosthetics and other assistive devices to help people with disabilities perform daily tasks that they weren’t able to before. They were officially granted Registered Student Organization Status from the Student Government Association on Sept. 16. Carlos Gatti, a junior biomedical engineering…

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Exoskeleton Helps Injured Teen Walk Again

Exoskeleton Helps Injured Teen Walk Again

September 16th 2020

After Alexis Halbert suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury during a freak equestrian accident, she lost all feeling below her belly button — and worse, she could no longer move her legs.

But after a month of rehabilitation at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, the Eau Gallie High sophomore has embarked on…

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Future May Contain Prostheses With Extraordinary Strength

Future May Contain Prostheses With Extraordinary Strength

September 4th 2020

There is no doubt that the human body is capable of the remarkable. Whether withstanding extreme temperatures or maximizing muscular power, our ability to respond to stressful situations can seem almost superhuman. There are limits to what we can achieve in our day-to-day lives – technological advances, however, may allow us…

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