Posts From February, 2009


Help Patients Walk Again 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:28:36 PM
Helping Patients walk again Biomedical Engineers Use Electrical Stimulus to Help Patients Lift Their Feet October 1, 2007 Physical Therapists are helping people with central nervous system disorders learn to walk again. A wireless computer-enabled... read more

Brain sensor movement 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:19:42 PM
Brain sensors could lead to real-world bionic movement While it remains to be seen whether the potential benefits will come with a $6 million dollar price tag, a group of engineers in the UK have contributed to the development of a micro... read more

Advances in KAFOs 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:06:46 PM
A KAFO is an orthosis, or brace, that encompasses both the knee and ankle joints.  The term KAFO is an acronym for Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis.  Many polio survivors or anyone who experiences unilateral leg paralysis or quad... read more

Plie Microprocessor Q&A 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:16:24 PM
 The Plié Microprocessor Knee:  An Interview with Freedom Innovations   Microprocessor prosthetic knees have become the norm in today’s prosthetic industry.  They are certainly not for every amputee or every activity, ... read more


Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:07:41 PM
Osseointegration is the direct structural and functional connection between living bone and the surface of a load-bearing artificial implant, typically made of titanium. It is a property virtually unique to titanium, and has enhanced the science of... read more

Is a C-leg right for you? 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:59:23 AM
You may have seen the special on ABC’s Primetime Thursday that showed injured soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan being fit with the computer controlled CLeg®. While many soldiers are receiving these high-tech prostheses, it is important... read more

Functional electrical stimulation 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:54:18 AM
Functional electrical stimulation (commonly abbreviated as FES) is a technique that uses electrical currents to activate nerves innervating extremities affected by paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury (SCI), head injury, stroke or other... read more

Cosmetic Body Parts 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:47:43 AM
Ancient literature offers the first reports of the cosmetic artificial body parts, from wax ears during the time of the Pharaohs, to the metal noses of the 16th century. By the 18th century, dentists developed more sophisticated dentures and... read more

Walk Without AFO 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:36:06 AM
After ten years in research and development the FDA has approved the WalkAide System from Innovative Neurotronics. The WalkAide product was designed to provide improvement of ankle dorsiflexion for patients that experience foot drop from various... read more

Reshaping Your Baby's Head 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:21:43 AM
It is not unusual for an infant to have an abnormal head shape at birth or the weeks immediately following. However, if there is still some kind of abnormality after six weeks of age, the infant may require further medical treatment. Unusual... read more

Prosthetic Heart 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:37:31 PM
United Kingdom, October 29: Artificial heart may soon get included in the list of prosthetic limbs to provide a ray of hope to patients who can not get a donor heart.Under an ongoing clinical trial, it will begin to be implanted within three years... read more

i-Limb, 2008's top invention 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:36:17 PM
TIME Magazine recognizes i-LIMB Hand as a 2008 top invention Revolutionary prosthetic hand from Touch Bionics places 14th in Top 50 Livingston, Scotland – November 5, 2008 – Touch Bionics, developer of the world’s first... read more

U.S. researchers unveil computerized prosthesis 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:34:08 PM
U.S. researchers on Monday unveiled a computerized prosthetic ankle and foot that could change the lives of a growing number of amputees returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. The prosthesis has a built-in power source and multiple... read more

What Is The Future Of Prosthetics 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:13:38 AM
The emergence of inventive new materials, engineering breakthroughs, and advances in microtechnology has served as the catalyst for innovation in modern prosthetics development. As a result of these advances, modern prostheses are more lightweight,... read more

Bionic Glove Restores Hand Function 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:06:10 AM
Individuals with paralysis now have real hope at regaining loss limb function. As showcased on the Discovery Health Channel, Australian researchers have developed a bionic glove that mimics that function of a human hand. Mick Roffey is the first... read more

Dean Kamen Previews New Prosthetic Arm, on 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:17:11 PM
 Inventor Dean Kamen  gives a 5-minute talk about the extraordinary prosthetic arm he’s developing at the request of the US Department of Defense, to help the 1,600 "kids" who've come back from Iraq without an arm (and... read more
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