Stepping out in style: Researchers developing an artificial leg with a natural gait
(Phys.org) —Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before ...
Zebrafish regrow fins using multiple cell types, not identical stem cells
What does it take to regenerate a limb? Biologists have long thought that organ regeneration in animals like zebrafish and salamanders involved stem cells that can generate any tissue in the body. But new ...
Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say.
ORNL technology could mean improved prosthesis fitting, design
(PhysOrg.com) -- Soldiers returning from war who have lost a leg could lead a more active lifestyle with the help of a technology being developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers.
UH researchers helping Pentagon build mind-controlled prosthetics
University of Houston researchers are helping the Pentagon build reliable mind-controlled prosthetic devices that military and civilian amputees can use the rest of their lives.
SPARKy devices helps amputees return to normal lives (w/ Video)
Arizona State University researchers have developed a prosthetic device that literally puts the spring back into an amputee's step. The ASU scientists have developed and refined SPARKy (for spring ankle with regenerative ...
Cool product: $20 artificial knee for patients in the developing world
(PhysOrg.com) -- Last year Joel Sadler and his classmates faced a daunting challenge in their Biomedical Device Design and Evaluation course: Create a low-cost, high-performance prosthetic knee joint for amputees ...
Seeing is relieving: New hope for chronic pain sufferers
An f1000 evaluation examines how pain relief improves greatly when the sufferer can actually see the area where the pain is occurring.
Sports technology for para-athletes: Closing the gap
This issue of Sports Technology, published by Wiley-Blackwell, spotlights recent developments that seek to close the gap between able-bodied athletes and para-athletes, with two published articles highlighting running prosth ...