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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 ...
“Make It Happen”

“Make It Happen”

When Adapting Is Simply Living “IT WAS UP TO ME TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADJUST MY LIFE TO PERFORM TASKS THAT OTHERS COULD DO WITH THEIR ARMS AND LEGS.” —JOHNNY HUDSON ...
Amputees Share Their Hacks For Making Life Easier, And Better

Amputees Share Their Hacks For Making Life Easier, And Better

By Élan Young A life hack is defined as a strategy, tool, or technique adopted to manage one’s time and daily activities more efficiently. While people with limb loss may use prostheses or wheelchairs to solve basic mobility challenges, amputees ...
Amputees Share Their Hacks For Making Life Easier, And Better.

Amputees Share Their Hacks For Making Life Easier, And Better.

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When The Phantom Strikes

When The Phantom Strikes

HOW TO COPE WITH PHANTOM LIMB PAIN ...
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