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Prosthetics

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

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.27.2015 | 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...

Why Are Animals With Prosthetics Upworthy When People Aren't?

Liz Jackson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Jackson

Have you ever noticed how quick we are to celebrate animals with prosthetics when there are so few Upworthy photos and videos of humans in the same situation? I decided to turn to two of my most animal-loving friends to get their thoughts.

WATCH: Pop Star Rocks Prosthetic Leg In New Video

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Good News

Viktoria Modesta is different. And she's proud of it. At the age of 20, the Latvian-born pop artist opted to have her leg amputated below the knee ...

Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.19.2014 | Technology

A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind. Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the...

I Lost My Legs, But I Learned What I Wanted to Do With My Life

Stephanie Decker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Decker

Through sheer determination, a will to live and desire to see my children grow up, get married and go to college I FOUGHT. I fought like had never fought before in my life.

10 Things I Liked About Dolphin Tale 2

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Dolphin Tale 2 is truly a wonderful PG rated film for the whole family, I saw it with my 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son, both of whom were ...

Overcoming Amputation in the Developing World

Jeff Peterson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Jeff Peterson

Technology is truly incredible. Watching Aimee Mullens' video "My 12 Pairs of Legs," I couldn't help but think about how amazing these prosthetics were, and yet how most people who need them would never have access.

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.

The Evolution Of The Modern Day Tool

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Gil Laroya

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf the device works and works well, is there really a need to make it look nice? Technology has a new edge in today's products -- not only do they have to work, but they also have to make us look good using them.

From Disabled To Super-Abled: Redefining What It Means To Be Physically Challenged And Human

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jim Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAll of a sudden, being disabled is akin to taking performance-enhancing drugs. We able-bodied people have gone from sympathetic to threatened by these supposedly less-able athletes.

Regardless Of Ability, Beauty Is An Advantage

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Tony Phillips

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe esteem nothing as highly as appearance, and, in a society that judges on the most superficial terms, finding a woman beautiful in fake legs is not growth; it's logic.

Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy Wears Minidress On Red Carpet, Flaunts Prosthetics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News

Our hats are off to Amy Purdy for proudly showing off her prosthetics on the red carpet. The 2014 Team USA Paralympic bronze medalist proudly paire...

WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

TEDTalks | Posted 10.22.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics.

Aircraft Mechanic Fixes Quadruple Amputee Veteran's Prosthetic Leg

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News

An aircraft mechanic has earned his wings by fixing a veteran's prosthetic leg. Afghanistan war veteran Taylor Morris, a quadruple amputee, twisted...

A New Beginning for Amputees and the Visually Impaired in South America

Jeff Peterson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Jeff Peterson

I have never done anything like this in my life. On a whim, I decided to defer my MD/PhD program to volunteer in Bolivia. I was hoping to make at least a small difference in someone's life.

Heroes Bid High! A Celebration Of Heroes, Heart And Hope

Eduardo P. Garcia | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Eduardo P. Garcia

The morning run in Central Park before that evening's main event had me surrounded for the very first time by other amputees. I arrived excited, a little nervous, and naively wearing my prosthesis.

Artificial Vaginas Are On The Way

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A recent New York Magazine infographic brought to light the impressive evolution of prosthetics, which as of April includes vaginas. The piece doc...

Amputee Turtle Gets Sweet Fighter Jet Wings And A New Lease On Life

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green

An immobilized green sea turtle in Israel has been given the chance to glide again. Hofesh (which translates to "freedom" in English), as he is...

Challenged Athletes: Changing Opinions About Disability

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.22.2014 | Good News
Tony Phillips

In fact, when we're talking about people who swim a half-mile, ride 12.4 miles and run 3.1 miles all before breakfast, there's really nothing 'disabled' about them at all.

FDA Approves New "Star Wars" Inspired Prosthetic Arm

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A recent CBS report suggests that the FDA's newest development in prosthetic limbs might be taking a page out of "Star Wars." The robotic prosthesi...

Prosthetics Just Got Much More Comfortable, Thanks To This Forward-Thinking Injured Vet

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Walters was actually relieved when his lower right leg was finally amputated because it reduced the excruciating pain. But when hi...

9-Year-Old Girl Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Fingers Thanks To Innovative High Schoolers

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact

If ever there was an argument made for getting more 3-D printers into schools, this might be it. MyFoxPhilly recently did a report on 9-year-old Ky...

Girl Hugs Dad With Two Arms For First Time After Friends Surprise Her With Bionic Limb

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

Torri Biddle's well-being has never been far from her father's thoughts. "There were always fears in the back of my mind ... Is she going to be abl...

Teens Create Prosthetic Hand For Young Boy

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.10.2014 | Good News

A group of high school students in Texas has been engaging in one of the most rewarding after-school projects ever: They're building a prosthetic hand...