News tagged with prosthetic

Applause for the SmartHand

In one sense, our hands define our humanity. Our opposable thumbs and our hands' unique structure allow us to write, paint, and play the piano. Those who lose their hands as a result of accident, conflict ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Growing Cartilage from Stem Cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Damaged knee joints might one day be repaired with cartilage grown from stem cells in a laboratory, based on research by Professor Kyriacos Athanasiou, chair of the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Medical research
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Reading the brain without poking it

Experimental devices that read brain signals have helped paralyzed people use computers and may let amputees control bionic limbs. But existing devices use tiny electrodes that poke into the brain. Now, a ...

dateJun 29, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Double hand transplant patient recovering well

(AP) -- Valarie Kepner was so excited at learning last fall that doctors might be able give her husband new hands that she called the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center without telling him first.

dateMay 08, 2009 in Other
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