Tag: prosthetics

New Prosthesis Is the Wheel Deal

New Prosthesis Is the Wheel Deal

The Crosswing, a prosthetic leg with an ingenious built-in skate feature, won first prize in last year’s Michelin Movin’On Challenge, ...

The Tesla of Powered Prostheses

The Tesla of Powered Prostheses

In a new paper, researchers at Cleveland State and the VA describe a prototype powered prosthesis for above-knee amputees that’s ...

The Grandfather of Adaptive Skiing

The Grandfather of Adaptive Skiing

Among prosthetists, Paul Leimkuehler is well remembered as a trail-blazing practitioner who helped establish the standards of the profession. But ...

Amputee Newsmakers: July 15-21, 2021

The National Limb Loss Resource Center gets $200K richer, an African artist makes amazingly life-like prostheses, a Nintendo-friendly prosthetic hand ...

Reality, Just Out of Frame

Reality, Just Out of Frame

Promo videos for prosthetic devices depict the technology's functionality, which is cool. But they don't always depict functional amputees. Here's ...

Amputee Newsmakers: May 12, 2021

A stolen prosthesis turns up in an unlikely place, a limb-different kid gets a limb-different puppy, two amputee bicycling clinics ...

The Art of Limb Preservation

The Art of Limb Preservation

Prosthetist Louise Mitchell is the proprietor of Odd Limb Art, an online boutique of upcycled items made from discarded prosthetic ...

How To Hire the Right Prosthetist

How To Hire the Right Prosthetist

An ill-fitting socket can make your life miserable. So can ill-fitting prosthetist. It’s pretty hard to feel comfortable in your ...

The Future Is Now

The coming generation of prosthetic technology promises greater affordability and ease of use for amputees. Learn about the game-changing devices ...

Creative Solutions Contest: Update

Thanks to everybody who submitted an idea to the Creative Solutions Contest. We were uniformly impressed, consistently entertained, and intermittently ...

prosthetic legs discarded in a pile

Worthy Causes: Penta Prosthetics

Penta Prosthetics taps surplus capacity to fill an unmet need by repurposing discarded U.S. prostheses and distributing them to amputees ...

Good as Gold

Good as Gold

By Larry Borowsky Many US Paralympians thought they’d never see the day when their achievements got the same recognition as ...

O&P Edge For the Win

O&P Edge For the Win

For the sixth consecutive year, Amplitude's sister publication scores a TABBIE Award. Congratulations to our colleagues and friends at the ...

Got Odor?

Got Odor?

Whether you're a recent amputee or have been one all your life, the problem of liner odor, well—it stinks. After ...

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