Company Creates Shoes For Children With Special Needs
August 18th 2020
A major shoe company is unveiling sneakers specifically designed for children with special needs.
Stride Rite said this month that it is offering its first fully adaptive sneaker. Called Journey, the shoe features adjustable straps, longer laces, removable insoles, extra wide width and a pull tab to get on and off…
Divers Recovered Prosthetic Leg From Reservoir
August 4th 2020
Indianapolis Fire Department divers provided a hand Saturday afternoon when they helped recover a woman's prosthetic leg from the depths of Geist Reservoir. IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith said IFD Tactical Team 7 had just finished a two-hour boat training exercise when Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers approached them…
Adaptive Bikes Help Children With Mobility Issues
July 24th 2020
Aiden Rogers beamed Tuesday morning as his mother Melissa Burke helped him into the bright green adaptive bike that is destined to become a new friend. The 10-year-old Greensburg boy, who will be a fifth grader this fall at Clairview School in Hempfield, battles multiple challenges every day. In the…
Army Amputees New Home Helps With Mobility
July 10th 2020
Saul Martinez joined the Army as an infantryman in 2006 through a combination of want and desire to serve our country. “A country that has given so much to my family, my parents -- couple that with 9/11 happening, I was a sophomore in high school, at that point it…
Horses Lift Spirits of Veteran Amputee
June 25th 2020
The veterans at Hines VA Medical Center near Maywood had some very special visitors Wednesday — horses. The pair helped the veterans forget about their medical conditions for a moment, along with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A veteran at the residential care facility the hospital was wheeled outside into the sunshine. The…
10 Year Old Raising Money to Help Amputees
June 10th 2020
10- year-old junior golfer, Collin Bauer has competed in his fair share of tournaments across the nation, that same drive that he has for the game of golf he also carries for helping others.
A few years back, Bauer met a fellow junior golfer turned friend named Tommy Morrissey who…
Study of Skin Elasticity May Change How Prostheses Are Made
May 21st 2020
As our body's largest and most prominent organ, the skin also provides one of our most fundamental connections to the world around us. From the moment we're born, it is intimately involved in every physical interaction we have.
Though scientists have studied the sense of touch, or haptics, for more…
How to Be Productive at Home and Make Every Day a Productive Day
May 4th 2020
If you’ve ever wondered how to be productive at home or how you could possibly have a more productive day, look no further.
Below you’ll find six easy tips that will help you make the most out of your time:
1. Create a Good Morning Routine
One of the best…
Graphene Prosthetics That Use Solar Energy
April 24th 2020
Each carbon atom is joined to three other carbon atoms through SP2 bonds to form a lightweight, flat film with a structure similar to a honeycomb, which gives it a high conductivity and excellent mechanical resistance in the plane. It is also elastic and flexible and, despite this, is 200…
10-year-old Amputee, Rugby Fan Meets His Favorite Team
April 10th 2020
When rugby-mad Jacob Pickering got his bionic arm three months ago he never imagined that he would be using it to shake hands with the England team at Twickenham.
But Jacob, ten, put the arm to good use when he was invited to be a mascot at a Six Nations match.