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Amputees Can Now Get High-Heeled Prosthetics

The Huffington Post | Brittany Berkowitz | Posted 08.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The Angel City Games Empower Kids With Physical Disabilities To Be True Athletes

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 08.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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WATCH: A Medical Miracle Gives New Life to this Amazing Bionic Dog!

HooplaHa | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
HooplaHa

Naki'o is one amazing dog that will fill your heart with love! Naki'o and his littermates were very young and left in a foreclosed home during the winter in Nebraska.

Support Pours In For 4-Year-Old Whose Prosthetic Was Stolen

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home

Strangers came together to have this 4-year-old’s back after an upsetting incident. Liam Brenes, who has FATCO syndrome and had to undergo amputati...

College Students Gift 9-Year-Old With 'Frozen'-Inspired Prosthetic Hand

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home

Thanks to new technology and a group of Siena College students, 9-year-old Karissa Mitchell has a new prosthetic hand, designed with her favorite Disn...

Artist With One Arm Inks Clients With Tattoo Gun Prosthetic

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home

He wears his heart on his sleeve. Tattoo artist, JC Sheitan Tenet — who lost his lower right arm 22 years ago — worked with artist and engineer Je...

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

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.22.2016 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 01.15.2017 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 11.11.2016 | Home
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.

We Need Smaller Medical Devices For Children

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Improvise isn't a word parents want to hear from their kid's doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care bec...

Amazing Prosthetic Leg Covers Are Both Fashionable And Functional

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.22.2015 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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...