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Virginia Amputees Challenge Insurance Lobby to Compromise

General Assembly Votes Tuesday on SB 1116, and whether to cover cost of artificial limbs ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia's insurance lobby continues to fight hard against passage of a bill that would require insurance companies to offer coverage for artificial lim...

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Only Hospital in New Jersey to Offer New Bionic Foot to Amputees

SADDLE BROOK, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation ( http://www.kessler-rehab.com ) is the only hospital in New Jersey and one of the first rehabilitation centers in the country to offer amputees the new PROPRIO FOOT(R), a prosthesis that provides greater...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

Amputees can now breathe a sigh of relief for researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston have developed two robotic devices that mimic the human ankle, give them more natural, energy-efficient gaits. Dr. Hugh Herr, Assistant Professor and Director of the Biome...

Grab a Tool and Change Your Brain

...erms of treatment of illness. But it could potentially help people with conditions that have disrupted their view of their place in space, such as amputees who receive hand transplants, said Cardinali, who studies at Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France. Scientists have discussed the concept of s...

Limbs for Life Foundation to Host 8th Annual Fundraiser and Live Auction

... Beach Blanket Limbo to raise funds for amputees DALLAS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Every week more than 3,000 people in ...s for Life Foundation was created to bring awareness to the plight of these amputees and provide them with financial assistance to return to productive jobs and...

American Airlines and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Host Annual Amputee Ski Trip

... American Airlines to Fly 14 Teenage amputees for a Week-Long Colorado Ski Trip FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26 /PRNewswi...nizes that snow skiing is well-suited for amputees. With special equipment, amputees often excel at the sport and, in some cases, become competitive skiers. The...

California Woman Receives Most Advanced, Non-Invasive Upper Extremity Prosthetic Solution: Bionic i-LIMB Hand and Innovative Interface System Increase Amputee's Functionality and Confidence

...None of the other prosthetists I have worked with specialized in upper extremity prosthetics. Most work on lower extremities and help upper extremity amputees from time to time. Randy is the expert on arm prosthetics, and it truly makes a difference." With her new i-LIMB Hand and sophisticated inte...

Study Finds Preventative Diabetes Care Reduces Amputation Occurrence

...ple surveyed who had suffered an amputation from diabetes said they should have seen a specialist -- such as a podiatrist -- sooner. Thirty percent of amputees said that paying closer attention to the warning signs, such as "hot spots" and foot ulcers, would have encouraged them to visit their physician befor...

Researchers develop neural implant that learns with the brain

... GAINESVILLE, Fla. Devices known as brain-machine interfaces could someday be used routinely to help paralyzed patients and amputees control prosthetic limbs with just their thoughts. Now, University of Florida researchers have taken the concept a step further, devising a way for co...

National Rehabilitation Hospital Team Calls Work of US Army's Europe Regional Medical Command Impressive

...er as a staff therapist on an inpatient comprehensive unit treating acute cerebral vascular accidents, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputees and other neurological conditions. Joseph Bleiberg: Ph.D. Psychology, Boston University, 1976; Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology...
Amputees in Medical Technology

Kleinert Kutz Hand Surgeons Perform Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant in Record Time at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center

...ient's pioneering efforts, which help us constantly improve the way we help amputees and reconstruct arm and leg defects." Breidenbach stated, "With ea...cedure whose outcome is not fully known. Without these pioneers, patients, amputees and humanity would not make progress," Breidenbach added. Hondusky...
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Reading the brain without poking it

... helped paralyzed people use computers and may let amputees control bionic limbs. But existing devices use tin... computer interface," Greger says. "It will enable amputees or people with severe paralysis to interact with t...electrodes in systems that convert the thoughts of amputees and paralyzed people into signals that control lif...

Thinking makes it so: Science extends reach of prosthetic arms

... BETHESDA, Md. − Motorized prosthetic arms can help amputees regain some function, but these devices take time to learn to use and are limited in the number of movements they provide. Todd A. Kuiken, M.D., Ph...

Ossur -- leading orthopedic pioneer - expands network to Asia

...ed to increased lower-limb amputations. There are approximately 2.2 million amputees in China with over 100,000 new amputees expected each year . It is estimated that 70% of amputations are related to...

Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment

...combination that is. With more than 36,000 new amputees in the United States every year including hundred...ological angle, and, for the first time, providing amputees with a truly humanlike gait. This new ankle is li...r. Herrs breakthrough innovations are enabling leg amputees to walk at higher speeds with greater stability an...

Epidemic of unneeded amputations

...creased by 240 percent between 1980 (33,000) to 2002 (82,000), according to the CDC.--The CDC says the five-year survival rate for all lower extremity amputees is less than 50 percent. For diabetic amputees, the rate is less than 40 percent.--In a five-year study in medical journal Diabetes Care, 40 percent o...
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Victhom announces completion of joint venture agreement with Otto Bock for Neurobionix activities

...poration to pursue new projects. "I am leaving with a feeling of accomplishment. My dream to create the first bionic leg in the world that would allow amputees to regain some autonomy in regard of their mobility has now come true with the launch of the Power Knee II. I am very proud of that. Having founded Vi...

Victhom Announces Launch of Enhanced Company Website

...e Company's biomechatronic technology capabilities and specifically the Power Knee, a motorized battery-powered transfemoral prosthesis for above-knee amputees exclusively distributed by our business partner Ossur hf ( www.ossur.com ). About Victhom Victhom discovers, develops and manufactures bioni...

Touch Bionics expands U.S. presence to meet demand for i-LIMB Hand

...rica, the company's biggest market," said Touch Bionics CEO Stuart Mead. "With more U.S. clinics offering the i-LIMB Hand, growing numbers of American amputees will have the option of being fitted with the most advanced prosthetic hand on the market. The fact that we're at the top end of our sales projections...

Creating the Bionic Woman: Making Nerves Spring Back to Life

...ies once thought impossible. In fact, plastic surgeons are perfecting a nerve surgery that will allow humans to better interface with machines, giving amputees the ability to better move prosthetics, say presenters at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2007 conference in Baltimore...

Personalized medicine and technology convergence

...or driven software program supplements the mechanics of the device that more efficiently mimic different walking styles for the patient. From diabetic amputees to injured Iraq veterans, this represents a significant advance. Other examples of devices that deliver personalized medicine include various drug-...
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