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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 ...
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 ...
Never Say I Can’t

Never Say I Can’t

When he was 22 years old, after a horrific accident robbed him of his arms and legs, Manuel Salazar wondered why he was alive. Today, at 35, he wonders what he will accomplish next ...
Planning Ahead to Prevent Falls

Planning Ahead to Prevent Falls

For many lower-limb amputees, the risk of falling—and potentially injuring themselves—is a very real possibility. A little know-how and preparation, however, can lower the chances of a serious fall and help prevent injuries ...
Life Shouldn’t Be a Pain

Life Shouldn’t Be a Pain

A reality of post-amputation life is learning how to manage pain—often, more than one type. New amputees must master pain-management strategies as part of their “new normal.” To move from surviving to thriving, pain control is critical ...
Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Wallet, check. Keys, check. Cell phone, check. It used to be that was all you needed to think about before leaving home for a quick trip to the store—or even for the entire day. But life is different now that ...
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