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War Stimulates Research Blitz in Prosthetics Industry

...ent has contracted with a group of researchers and prosthetics manufacturers to build a thought-controlled arm at...th limb loss, leaders of the nation's $900 million prosthetics industry say the government's investment will be seen less on their balance sheets than in the sophi...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...utees who were confused and unable to put on their prosthetics because of undiagnosed brain injuries, and guys who could remember their therapy dog's name but not their doctor's, or who could carry on a conversation but not recall what they had for breakfast. Troops at these hospitals have an average of six ma...

New Ideas on Developing Thought-Controlled Artificial Limbs

...wn network." To develop the next generation of prosthetics the idea is to use regions of undamaged nervous tissue to provide command signals to drive a device, such as an artificial limb. The challenge is for a prosthesis to perform naturally, relaying two-way communication with the patient's brain. For exam...

JRRD Focuses On Issues Such As Spinal Cord Injury and Prosthetics

...al density, women's // sexuality, chronic pain and prosthetics research. Under the title that dealt with veterans who reported chronic pain associated with spinal cord injury the author of the study said that 76 % of participants (spinal cord injury) reported chronic pain. He inquired about their pain frequenc...

New ultralight hand with better functionality and flexibility developed

...ands that have a simple single-motor grip. Heavy prosthetics can be extremely uncomfortable and cause injury to the area where it joins with the arm. The new hand they've developed is only 400g (even lighter that a real hand which weighs on average 500g). One of the key differences between mechanical, artifi...

‘Loud Noise’ Research may help in Development of Prosthetics for Eldery

..." The current research could be used in designing prosthetics to help the elderly avoid the painful falls that too often lead to immobility or death. The authors note that, "it has already been shown that facilitation of other types of foot sensation can be helpful in the elderly by improving the effectiveness ...

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