A prosthetic is an artificial body part, added to any living organism in order to replace a damaged body part, enhance a body part or provide a permanent new capability for the being.
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The difficulties of implanting a prosthesis deep into the body don't end when the prosthetic is in-place and working. You have to think about the systems that depended on the piece that was removed, to function properly. In the case of a prosthetic jaw, what do you do about the teeth?
A comparison. Two women, both with prosthetic limbs. On the left, a standard prosthetic. On the right, a haptic prosthetic giving touch feedback. Who can complete the task faster, and is there much difference?
AS 2007 draws to a close, this timeline chronicles some of the most landmark developments in prosthetic implants and prosthetic limb technology in 2007.
A Belgian German Shepard dog called Storm, has become the first person to be fitted with a prosthetic implant which fits into the bone and sticks through the skin with no risk of infection to the animal.
Usually, creation of a prosthetic limb errs on the lighter side, sacrificing capability for lightness. This is because until now, it has not been possible to examine the surviving bone in enough detail to safely screw a prosthetic into the bone.
In March 2008, a Massachusetts General Hospital neuroscientist announced designs for a prosthetic to bypass eyes and optic nerves and send image information directly to the regions of the brain that processes visual signals.
A five year old British girl who had her all of her outer limbs amputated due to meningitis has become the youngest person to benefit from a pair of intelligent prosthetic legs.
Prosthetic arm development?s rapid pace is one of the very few good things to have come out of the conflict between western societies and the Middle East. In one year, they have lept from simple claws, to arms capable of picking up a skittle and passing to the wearer?s mouth.
Part of a talk from TED 2007, in which Dean Kamen introduced the rationale behind, decisions leading up to and creation of the first real advance in prosthetic arms since the US civil war; the original version of the Luke Arm.
Luke Arm is named after Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, and more specifically, after the prosthetic hand the character is fitted with, that so perfectly mimics biological functionality. Within this article are three videos, showcasting the prosthetic in action, and a talk by its creator, Dean Kamen.
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Researchers say they're making progress toward better connections between prosthetic hands and the brain, potentially paving the way for amputees to do such things as type, sense hot and cold, and touch others.
If new strate...
An infection at the site of a prosthetic joint attachment is one of the worst events that can occur. Infections inflame the tissue, loosening the fit of the prosthetic, and the increased immune system activity can sometimes force rejection ...
Stryker Corp. has announced the clinical release of a different kind of prosthetic interface, one that bears watching. Unlike traditional prosthetic-to-bone fusions, Stryker?s latest titanium mounting is pockmarked with holes and gaps, cove...
Haemair Ltd., a Welsh company out of Swansea, has won this year's Stopford Projects Award for Bioprocess Innovation from the UK's Institution of Chemical Engineers. The company says that it is working on a compact prosthetic lung capable ...
Ossur has announced that the first patient has been fitted with the second generation power knee prosthetic. These legs combine artificial intelligence and gait analysis to enable the leg to move for the patient.