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Amputee Innovators Get Hands-On Experience at Nike

Amputee Innovators Get Hands-On Experience at Nike

Amputee employees Richard Ramsay and Sarah Reinertsen helped develop a transformative Nike product line—and flipped the paradigm on inclusive design ...
Character Studies: Writers Bring Amputees to Life on the Page

Character Studies: Writers Bring Amputees to Life on the Page

Amputee characters are more common than ever in popular fiction, and the books are flying off the shelves. Why do so many readers relate to amputee characters? ...
For This Amputee Model, "G" Is for "Glamour"

For This Amputee Model, “G” Is for “Glamour”

Amputee model Kayla Maria G is blazing new trails in the worlds of dance and high fashion as a confident, assertive limb-different woman of color ...
Great Expectations: The Biggest Trends Affecting Amputees in 2022

Great Expectations: The Biggest Trends Affecting Amputees in 2022

Last January, Amplitude shared a set of expectations for amputees in 2021. They weren’t predictions, per se; more like educated guesses about various cultural, technological, and political trends. How do those trendlines look today, 12 months down the road? And ...

Celebrating A Special Friendship

Celebrating A Special Friendship

Animals Help Amputees Through the Difficult Times Words Rick Bowers When Karolyn Smith saw a Facebook post in 2014 about two abandoned kittens, including one who had a partial amputation of its right hind leg, the longtime animal lover took ...
Choosing Between Upper-Limb Prostheses

Choosing Between Upper-Limb Prostheses

POINT Words BOB RADOCY It’s time to add a dose of reality to the upper-limb (UL) prosthesis prescription. When deciding which type of prosthesis to purchase, one factor that must be contemplated is the cost-benefit ratio of the device. In ...
Getting Back In The Game

Getting Back In The Game

Amputees Confront the Causes of Their Limb Loss WORDS Élan young Losing a limb, particularly from trauma, can be such a painful experience that the activity that led to the amputation can forever be a difficult reminder, if not a ...

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