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Playing the Market: Why Do Prosthetics Cost So Much?

Playing the Market: Why Do Prosthetics Cost So Much?

Yes, mobility is priceless. But does the cost of a prosthetic leg really have to be so high? Here's why amputees and their insurers end up paying so much for prosthetic technology ...
Redefining Accessible Travel

Redefining Accessible Travel

After I became an amputee, getting back on the road took more than physical adaptations and logistical hacks. It required a whole new mindset, different objectives, and revised strategy ...
Bionic Skins' Scientific Socket Solution

Bionic Skins’ Scientific Socket Solution

At his new clinic, Bionic Skins, Hugh Herr wants to transform fabrication of prosethtic liners and sockets for amputees from a largely artisanal process into a scientific one ...
Commuting for Prosthetic Care: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Commuting for Prosthetic Care: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

For some amputees, no distance is too great to travel for a prosthetist who makes their life work. Here's how they weigh the tradeoffs and manage the extra effort required to commute for care ...
The Secret Lives of Amputee Limbs

The Secret Lives of Amputee Limbs

When the star of Stump Kitchen started painting colorful characters onto her residual limb, she learned about lots of other amputees who've given their limbs separate names and identities ...
Cam Ayala: Losing a Limb Helped Me Find My Way to Love

Cam Ayala: Losing a Limb Helped Me Find My Way to Love

Loving yourself is much easier said than done—especially when you're an amputee. We are often our own toughest critics, and society’s expectations can seem like an impossible target to hit ...
Which Cinematic Amputee Archetype Are You?

Which Cinematic Amputee Archetype Are You?

As more movies with limb-different characters get made, new archetypes are starting to emerge. Amputee representation on the big screen still has miles to go, but we are making progress ...
The Problem With Solving Problems

The Problem With Solving Problems

In true, objective reality, there are no such things as “problems.” There are only evolutionary invitations for us to enter the profound space where something new is created ...
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