Tag: "prostheses" at medical news
Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness
...quirements, transportation through our ambulances, prostheses
(artificial body parts); hospital and home visits. Entertainment programs, gatherings, picnics and meetings with celebrities are organized regularly. Nana Chudasama, well known for his "I Love Mumbai" programs aimed at cleaning and greening this gr...
Visualization Found To Be Largely Dependent On The Brain
...could eventually lead to the development of neural prostheses
(artificial implantable devices) that can be used in the surgical treatment of sensory loss and even impairment of memory and cognitive functions, in the future....
Sri Lanka Gets The Help Of Healthcare Professionals
...avier aluminum variety commonly in use. The new prostheses
can also be fabricated with a bending joint, permitting unprecedented flexibility for above-the-knee amputees. Disability is a growing social and medical concern in Sri Lanka. The disabled population grew as a result of the ethnic conflict that has c...
Software System to Improve the Function of Retinal Implants
...na Encoder could be integrated in implanted visual prostheses
within a few months. In normally sighted humans, a kind of natural Retina Encoder is already integrated in the retina: specifically, four layers of nerve cells are positioned in front of the photoreceptor cells. "The retina is a transparent biocomp...
Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees
...ed, motor-driven devices could one day evolve into prostheses
that attach directly to bone and draw on neural implants and sensors for automatic feedback and control. "Human beings aren't disabled. It's the technology that is provided to human beings that is disabled," Herr said. Herr and his group recently d...
Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand
...en in the artificial fingers. While traditional prostheses
have only one motor, allowing limited movement, the i-Limb has five, with one concealed between the base and knuckle of each finger. Covered in artificial skin, the one-size-fits-all hand has already won the approval of patients on both sizes of t...