News tagged with artificial limb
(HealthDay)—A coalition of manufacturers has pledged to provide new prosthetic legs for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings if their health insurance won't cover the full cost of the devices.
Health May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
For the first time an operation has been conducted, at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, where electrodes have been permanently implanted in nerves and muscles of an amputee to directly control an arm prosthesis. ...
Medical research Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A Queen's University study is giving new insight into how the neurons in our brains control our limbs. The research might one day help with the design of more functional artificial limbs.
Neuroscience Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Approximately one in every 1,000 people in the UK is an amputee. Many lose their limbs as the result of tragic accidents or due to active military combat and for some amputees losing a limb is a loss of ...
Medical research Jan 09, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Pentagon-backed scientists on Monday announced they had created a robot hand that was the most advanced brain-controlled prosthetic limb ever made.
Neuroscience Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
The world's first implantable robotic arm controlled by thoughts is being developed by Chalmers researcher Max Ortiz Catalan. The first operations on patients will take place this winter.
Medical research Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The International Paralympic Committee on Monday defended its policy on artificial running blades for amputee athletes, insisting it was the best possible system.
Other Sep 03, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- It doesn't compute: Medicare's bill for artificial feet has jumped by more than half, although foot and leg amputations due to diabetes continue to decline dramatically.
Health Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When someone loses a limb to war, accident, or disease, she can get an artificial limb that restores some of her lost movement. But even the best prosthesis doesnt restore the sense of touch. And touch is what lets ...
Medical research Jan 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0