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Using a Prosthesis Requires More Cognitively From Transfemoral Amputees

A study in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society evaluated the influence of lower-limb loss on mental workload by ...
Foot Painters’ Toes Mapped Like Fingers in the Brain

Foot Painters’ Toes Mapped Like Fingers in the Brain

Researchers at University College London, England, and Tel Aviv University, Israel, have discovered that people who use their feet like ...

Amputee Coalition Names New Board Chair

The Amputee Coalition has named Jeffrey Cain, MD, as the new chair of its board of directors. Cain has served ...
Electronic Glove Offers “Humanlike” Features for Hand Prostheses

Electronic Glove Offers “Humanlike” Features for Hand Prostheses

Researchers at Purdue University have developed an electronic glove, or e-glove, that can be worn over a hand prosthesis to ...
Recycled Plastic Used for Prosthetic Limbs

Recycled Plastic Used for Prosthetic Limbs

A mechanical engineer at De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, England, has successfully manufactured the first-of-its-kind prosthetic limb socket made from ...

Amputee Coalition Names New President and CEO

The Amputee Coalition named Mary Richards as its new president and CEO. Richards replaces Jack Richmond CPOA, CFo, who served ...

Study Reveals That Those Born Without a Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prostheses

Study Reveals That Those Born Without a Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prostheses

Three Charlotte, North Carolina, hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the ...

Can Exercise Help Prevent and Treat Depression?

Exercise and increased physical activity are effective for both prevention and treatment of depression, concludes a research review in Current ...

Virtual Reality Experiences May Help Treat Severe Pain

Therapeutic virtual reality (VR) can be used to reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients, according to a study published in ...

Patients With Disabilities Need More Providers Like Them

It is common for patients to prefer seeking care from a clinician similar to them—such as of the same gender, ...
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