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…
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…
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…
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…