Podimetrics Declares War on Diabetic Foot Amputations

Podimetrics Declares War on Diabetic Foot Amputations

These are heady times for Podimetrics, a Massachusetts startup whose early-detection system for diabetic foot ulcers could save thousands of ...
New Evidence: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Zaps Residual Limb Pain

New Evidence: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Zaps Residual Limb Pain

Peripheral nerve stimulation has been making headlines lately, and it’s all good news for amputees who seek relief from phantom ...

Google Seeks Upper-Limb Amputees to Beta-Test New Product

Google Seeks Upper-Limb Amputees to Beta-Test New Product

Google and an unnamed partner are developing a wearable device for adaptive fitness, and they’re looking for upper-limb amputees to ...

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Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

The new documentary "Landis: Just Watch Me" shares quadruple amputee Landis Sims' quest to play baseball at the high school ...
Mary Cooper Wants to Be the First Amputee Astronaut

Mary Cooper Wants to Be the First Amputee Astronaut

Mission: AstroAccess wants to send people with disabilities into outer space, and below-knee amputee Mary Cooper hopes to be aboard ...
Living With Your Boots On

Living With Your Boots On

Foot Defender combines the health benefits of a medical boot with the comfort and aesthetic appeal of an athletic shoe, ...


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When Depression Pulls Me Under, My Life Raft Keeps Me Afloat

When Depression Pulls Me Under, My Life Raft Keeps Me Afloat

Elayna Alexandra's "Life Raft" is a set of tools that keep her above water when the whirlpool of negative emotions ...
Giles Duley Makes Masterful Images With One Limb, One Lens

Giles Duley Makes Masterful Images With One Limb, One Lens

Amputee war photographer Giles Duley has seen more inhumanity than most of people can fathom. But those experiences have only ...
Amputee Golfers Highlight Field of Inaugural US Adaptive Open

Amputee Golfers Highlight Field of Inaugural US Adaptive Open

The best amputee golfers on the planet will be among 96 competitors teeing off in the first-ever US Adaptive Open ...
The Most Patriotic Songs About Civil War Amputees

The Most Patriotic Songs About Civil War Amputees

Songs about Civil War amputees helped Americans cope with the wounds (physical and psychological) that lingered long after the shooting ...
Amputees and "Inspiration Porn": A New Paradigm

Amputees and “Inspiration Porn”: A New Paradigm

Uplifting depictions of triumphant, "inspiring" amputees don’t tell the whole story of what it means to live with limb loss ...
Limb Loss and the Supreme Court

Limb Loss and the Supreme Court

When did the Supreme Court last consider limb loss in any substantive way? Here are some recent cases involving limb ...
Amputees Can Control This Bionic Arm With Their Thoughts

Amputees Can Control This Bionic Arm With Their Thoughts

Biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota may have grabbed the bionic brass ring: a smart prosthetic arm that amputees ...
GAO to Study Healthcare Access for Amputees and People With Disabilities

GAO to Study Healthcare Access for Amputees and People With Disabilities

A group of lawmakers led by U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth directed the GAO to initiate a comprehensive study into the ...


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