Tag: Amputees

$15,000 Prosthetic Leg Lost By Skydiver Dion Calloway While 10,000 Feet In The Air Found In Lumberyard

Dion Calloway was skydiving when he lost his prosthetic leg. When it was found. the artificial limb was intact and did not appear damaged even after falling from 10,000 feet in the air.

Life & Style April 26, 2019

This Electronic Skin Can Help Amputees Sense Temperature And Pressure On Their Prosthetic Limbs

The e-skin mimics some of the properties of real human skin. It can measure pressure, temperature, humidity, and airflow, which can help improve the prosthetic limbs used by amputees.

Robotics February 10, 2018

New Robotic Arm May Help Restore Sensation Of Touch To Amputees

Researchers in Australia are developing a robotic arm that can help amputees function more normally. The artificial limb may allow amputees or stroke sufferers to regain their sense of touch.

Robotics May 29, 2016

US Marine Veteran Becomes First Combat-Wounded Amputee To Reach Summit Of Mount Everest

Charlie Linville, who lost his foot after stepping on an unexploded bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, became the first combat amputee to conquer Mount Everest. He reached the summit of the world's highest mountain on May 19.

Life & Style May 22, 2016

Phantom Limb Pain Reduced Through Use Of Minimally Invasive Procedure

Patients suffering from phantom limb pain (PLP) may see relief through a newly-developed process which freezes the affected area. How effective is this new procedure?

Life April 8, 2016

Double Amputee Who Lost Legs To Flesh-Eating Bug Starts Modeling Career

A multi-talented student who lost both her legs to a rare disease has begun forging her own modeling career. She is campaigning for the representation of people with disabilities in the modeling industry as part of Models of Diversity.

Society February 29, 2016

Medicare Proposal Could Make It Harder For Amputees To Get Prosthetics

A new proposal made by health care provider Medicare could potentially make it more difficult for its members to receive coverage for more advanced and more expensive prostheses for lower limbs.

Life August 26, 2015

'Smart Skin' Can Make Prosthetic Limbs Feel Touch, Pressure and Temperature

Researchers from the U.S. and South Korea have developed silicon nanoribbons with sensors for artificial skin. The technology will one day restore the sense of touch of amputees.

Internet Culture December 10, 2014

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