Promo videos for prosthetic devices depict the technology's functionality, which is cool. But they don't always depict functional amputees. Here's how to set realistic expectations.
Prosthetist Louise Mitchell is the proprietor of Odd Limb Art, an online boutique of upcycled items made from discarded prosthetic components.
An ill-fitting socket can make your life miserable. So can ill-fitting prosthetist. It’s pretty hard to feel comfortable in your device when your practitioner rubs you the wrong way.
The coming generation of prosthetic technology promises greater affordability and ease of use for amputees. Learn about the game-changing devices that are just over the horizon.
Thanks to everybody who submitted an idea to the Creative Solutions Contest. We were uniformly impressed, consistently entertained, and intermittently confused by your imaginative ideas for how to repurpose your old prosthetic gear. The contest drew more than two dozen entries, ranging from minutely detailed renderings to smartphone snapshots accompanied by captions. The prize for...
For the sixth consecutive year, Amplitude’s sister publication scores a TABBIE Award. Congratulations to our colleagues and friends at the O&P Edge, the industry-leading monthly that’s published under the same roof as Amplitude. For the sixth straight year, O&P Edge received a prestigious TABBIE Award, bestowed annually by Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI). The...
Mark Williams believes he wouldn’t be here today if not for the UK’s National Health Service. “They saved my life when I was a boy,” says Williams, a former Paralympic swimmer who lost his left leg at age 10 in a car-bicycle collision. “From the paramedics who came to my accident and whisked me to...
3D-printed prosthetics raised a lot of hopes when they debuted about a decade ago. But the quest for practical, durable, affordable 3D-printed prosthetics — especially lower-limb prosthetics — has advanced slowly since then, with a lot of promising experiments but no game-changing progress.
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