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Prosthetics

This Self-Healing, Muscle-Like Material Could Revolutionize Prosthetics

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.22.2016 | Science

An international team of scientists has created a super-stretchy, never-before-seen material that could revolutionize how prosthetics and even robots ...

Mobile Amputee Clinic Helps Victims Wounded In Syria's War

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.15.2016 | World

Maaret al-Numan, SYRIA (Reuters) - In what looks like an ordinary white truck, two men are helping victims who have lost limbs in the conflict in Syri...

On Not Fixing What's Not Broken

Rachel Adams | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Rachel Adams

What gets lost in our obsession with fixing bodies that appear different from the norm? One answer to this question can be found in the work of Mattias Buchinger, the Enlightenment-era artist whose drawings are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through April 11.

Fearless Is as Fearless Does -- The Journey of Marine Sgt. Rob Jones

Shandra Carlson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Having the incredible opportunity to hear Rob talk, I quickly picked up on his hard-won wisdom, gained from fearless acts performed on a daily basis. Acts most of us can't fathom. I am honored to share some of our conversation with you.

This Brilliant Bionic Fingertip Just Changed An Amputee's Life

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.10.2016 | Science

Dennis Aabo Sørensen sounds astonished as he describes in a video (above) what it's like to have a restored sense of touch in his amputated lower arm...

Macaw Eats Again, Thanks To World's First Titanium Beak

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.26.2016 | Good News

Gigi's got a blingy new beak. The macaw, recently rescued from captivity in Brazil, is eating solid foods again after being fitted with the world's fi...

Scientists Are Working On Prosthetics Controlled By Your Mind

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.23.2016 | Technology

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and computers may be available within a decade, say Australian scientists who are ...

Kids May Soon Be Able To Build Their Own Prosthetics Out Of Legos

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact

An idea to create Lego prosthetics for children is getting the chance to see the light of day. Iko Creative Prosthetic System, a customizable prosthet...

Designing Medical Devices for the Poorest Four Billion

Krista Donaldson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Krista Donaldson

My plea is - particularly to funders - to focus support on the valley of death between proof-of-concept and commercialization. Without it, there is no impact at scale.

Abandoned Puppy Born Without Front Legs Gets An Amazing Gift

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.01.2016 | Good News

Life began cheerlessly for Daffodil the Chihuahua. She was abandoned in a cardboard box and left to fend for herself on a busy San Francisco street. S...

Scientists Give Disabled Rescue Cat Amazing Titanium Legs

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.08.2015 | Technology

Vincent the cat was born without most of his hind limbs, which left him unable to walk. But when Cindy Jones of rural Iowa first laid eyes on him at a...

Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence

Shelley Zalis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Shelley Zalis

Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.

Amazing Prosthetic Leg Covers Are Both Fashionable And Functional

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.22.2015 | Style

This. Is. Awesome. As advances in technology have made prosthetic limbs both more accessible and more appealing to people who wear them, a Canadian c...

Fantasy-Inspired Prosthetic Limbs Empower Kids To Feel Like Heroes

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.14.2015 | Good News

This tech startup's latest creation will have kids feeling tougher than iron and cooler than ice. Open Bionics, a U.K.-based technology company, has ...

How A Rapper Inspired A Boy To Embrace What Makes Him Different

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents

Because a famous rapper dared to be different, a 10-year-old boy has been inspired to do the same. On Sept. 10, Brenda Vaden from Denver posted a pic...

Watch This Girl Open Her 3D-Printed Arm And Get The World In Her Grasp

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.21.2015 | Good News

We all have our idea of the perfect gift. But, trust us, few could probably compare with the box 8-year-old Isabella is about to open. This child's lu...

3D-Printed Hand Crafted In Days At Lower Cost Could Change Game For People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact

A technology company has used a simple concept to address a larger issue. UK-based startup Open Bionics has created a robotic prosthetic hand for a f...

This 18-Year-Old Just Ran Across The Entire State Of Maryland

Carly Steyer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Teen

What are you doing this summer? Whatever your plans are, they're likely less ambitious than those of 18-year-old Caitlin Adams, who just finished a...

Two-Legged Weiner Dog Is Now Rolling In Style, Thanks To 3D-Printed Wheels

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.26.2015 | Good News

Bubbles the dachshund was born last July without her two front legs, but that doesn't stop her from running with the big dogs. Her owners, Trevor B...

Aviva Drescher: Changing the World One Step at a Time

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

Somewhere between the piercing bright lights, the hum of the cameras, and the editing room floor lies only bits of truth, you just need to know what to look for.

This Is What Our Health Looked Like Just 10 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The Huffington Post turns 10 this week, and in honor of our anniversary, we're celebrating advancements in public and private health over the past dec...

Coming Soon: 'Tissue Engineering' and 3-D-Printed Organs

Peter Mellgard | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

NEW YORK -- What is becoming possible in this field is remarkable: saving and improving lives for human beings using personalized medical devices printed by a machine. Soon we will even start seeing 3-D printed human tissue.

Quadruple Amputee Dog Gets Prosthetics On All Limbs So He Can Have A Fuller Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News

An amputee pooch is living a life with more possibilities with the help of some new prosthetics. Brutus, a Rottweiler from Loveland, Colorado, is ...

At 14, He Vowed To Invent An Affordable Prosthetic Limb. 5 Years Later, He's Succeeded.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Teen

Exceptional. Awe-inspiring. These are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe Easton LaChappelle, a 19-year-old Colorado teenager ...

Young 'Star Wars' Fan Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arm From Clone Troopers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.15.2015 | Good News

This boy didn't have to be from a galaxy far, far away to become the coolest clone trooper around. Liam Porter of Augusta, Georgia, who was born w...