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Chaz Holder and the (Modern) Prosthetic Limb

Prosthetic limbs have been around for thousands of years, but they’ve usually been clumsy and expensive. Tune in and learn how Chaz Holder’s Stuff of Genius … See a compilation of animals that use prosthetic limbs. Many animals have successfully been able to use prosthetics to move around after an accident or medic… Video Rating: [...]

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How it’s made – Artificial limbs

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What is the NHS standing in paying for prosthetic limbs?

Question by kien: What is the NHS standing in paying for prosthetic limbs? I’m doing an extended project on prosthetic limbs and would like to know: Do the NHS pay for prosthetic limbs? Is there a limit to how much they pay for? Are there any situations where they don’t pay for one? If you [...]

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If i want to research and develop prosthetic limbs, what would be the appropriate major in college?

Question by Peyton: If i want to research and develop prosthetic limbs, what would be the appropriate major in college? I’m looking into research of the muscles and the developing of technology in prosthetic limbs. I was just wondering what major I should take in college? I will be attending BYU-Provo, please help. They don’t [...]

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Stumble Detection in Prosthetic Limbs

University of Rhode Island Professor of Biomedical Engineering Helen Huang is leading a study to develop a computer-controlled prosthetic leg that can aid in stumble detection. The study is a collaborative effort between URI, Brown University and Nunnery Orthotics and Prosthetic Technologies in North Kingstown, RI With the number of lower limb amputees growing in [...]

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Modular Prosthetic Limb

The FDA proposed the Innovation Pathway, a priority review program for new, breakthrough medical devices and announced the first submission: a brain-controlled, upper-extremity prosthetic that will serve as a pilot for the program. The prosthetic arm shown in this video is the Modular Prosthetic Limb co-developed by HDT Robotics, Kinea Design, and Johns Hopkins Applied [...]

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How advanced were prosthetic limbs in the 17th Century?

Question by Katie: How advanced were prosthetic limbs in the 17th Century? I’m thinking about writing a story that takes place in the late 1600s. In the story in question, one of the main protagonists has a prosthetic arm. Since I want the story to be as believable as possible, I’m wondering how advanced artificial [...]

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Cutting Edge Prosthetic Arms

Putting new limbs in reach of wounded warriors. Artificial arms and hands that promise giant leaps in limb replacement. As part of Great Lakes Science Center’s BioMedTech Speaker Series, David Garcia from Manuel Garcia Prosthetic and Orthotic Centers showcased the i-Limb Bionic Hand, as well as other fascinating examples of the companys advances in the [...]

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