Prosthetic covers need to be flexible enough to fit the occasion, but too many people in the prosthetics industry offer solutions that don’t allow consumers to mix and match.
I never realized how little I knew about walking until I tried doing it on a prosthesis. It was disorienting to focus so intensely on a movement I had always considered instinctive.
The University of Michigan's Robotics Institute is partnering with Humotech on the Open Source Leg, an innovative tools for prosthetics research.
In a new paper, researchers at Cleveland State and the VA describe a prototype powered prosthesis for above-knee amputees that’s driven in part by regenerated energy.
Meet the researchers who are developing smart sockets for amputees that promise to increase the comfort, function, and performance of prosthetic limbs.
by Ali Hussaini It’s a slow march forward. Advancements in technology, orthopedic surgery, 3D printing, and user-initiated support groups are collectively stabilizing the ground and helping people with limb difference provide more vocal, more informed feedback in the prosthetics field. Prosthesis users are increasingly comfortable in communicating their desires (and criticisms) of prosthetic care, and manufacturers and practitioners are...
World-renowned prosthetist Francois Van Der Watt has been helping amputee athletes achieve maximum speed since the Flex-Foot Cheetah was a mere kitten.