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NAAOP Webcast: Fellowship Program Extended to 2019

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has released its latest webcast in which General Counsel Peter Thomas, JD, comments on the success and extension of its fellowship program as well as the upcoming pre-midterm elections, which could include a number of bills that will impact the healthcare area. The NAAOP...


San Diego Triathlon Challenge Weekend Scheduled for October 19-21

As part of the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s (CAF’s) 25th anniversary celebration, the 2018 Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) weekend will be held from October 19-21 in La Jolla, California. The weekend will culminate with Sunday’s title event, which features a one-mile ocean swim, 44-mile bike ride, and ten-mile run. “This day brings...


Fall Risk Greater for Amputees With Vascular Comorbidities

A study published September 4 in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation determined that while people with vascular-related amputations were less likely to fall than those with nonvascular-related amputations, people with concurrent vascular comorbidities were more likely to fall than those without. As part of the study, researchers investigated the impact of balance...


Hanger Clinic Introduces Virtual Reality Technology

Hanger, Austin, Texas, has launched MIGO, a virtual reality experience designed for people with limb loss and limb difference. The initial MIGO 360-degree immersive video experience offers users an opportunity to have a first-person point-of-view interaction with another person who has an amputation. Users can experience a variety of activities, from walking down stairs, driving...


Double-leg Amputee Cast on Upcoming Dance-based Series, Step Up: High Water

University of West Georgia (UWG) theatre alumnus and double-leg amputee Eric Graise (’15) never dreamed of adding dance—a talent that has made him a show business triple threat—to his resume. Eric Graise. Image courtesy of UWG. The actor and singer, who achieved fame as Stump Leg Walker and Fallen Tree Zombie in AMC’s The Walking...


Mouse Whiskers May Inform Prosthetic Touch

Touch is normally active, resulting from self-motion. Merkel afferents (top right, green and magenta) “fired” action potentials (white) during both movement and touch as mice ran on a treadmill and moved their whiskers to explore. Merkel afferents were identified by genetically altering them to fire when exposed to blue light (bottom left, bolt), not just...