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Prosthetics

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

Jeff Peterson | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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...

7-Year-Old Girl Who Lost Arm In Afghan War Creates 'Mind-Blowing' Art Using Prosthetic

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The doctors and therapists who worked with a little girl from Afghanistan knew the prosthetic arm they gave her would c...

11 Amazing Ways People Are Using 3D Printers For Good, Not Guns

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Even though anyone willing to shell out $850,000 on a 3D metal printer can now produce fully functioning guns in the legal comfort of their own home, ...

This Is What It Would Look Like If We Spent Money On Helping Veterans Instead Of Guantanamo

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Monday is Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of those who have helped defend their nation. Along with paying resp...

FREAKY VIDEO: Monkeys Use Mind-Control To Move 'Limbs'

| Emily Underwood | Posted 11.08.2013 | Science

Most of us don’t think twice when we extend our arms to hug a friend or push a shopping cart—our limbs work together seamlessly to follow our ment...

3D Printing -- From Novelty to Real World Innovation

Gil Laroya | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

It was only a matter of time before innovation latched on to the capabilities of 3D printing to create useful items that improve quality of life. There are better things to make than belt buckles and pencil holders.

LOOK: Incredible 'Bionic Man' Comes To Life

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology. The term "bionic man" was the stuff of science fiction in the 197...

Amputee Cheerleader Is An Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.11.2013 | College

College student and amputee, Patience Beard, won our hearts when she made the division 1 cheer squad at the University of Arkansas. Now, in her second...

Engineering Confidence in The Youth of Sierra Leone

David Moinina Sengeh | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
David Moinina Sengeh

In the week leading up to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, my heart swelled with anticipation -- not only about departing for the global gathering that awaited me in New York City, but also about handling one more obligation before I left: hosting three U.S. veteran below-the-knee amputees.

WATCH: Chef Gets A Bionic Hand

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.13.2014 | Technology

It's hard to say what's most impressive about Eduardo Garcia. The classically-trained chef spent years cooking aboard yachts, traveling the globe ...

Carpenter's Accident Leads To Cutting-Edge Prosthesis

AP | CARLEY PETESCH | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science

Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago. He was unable to afford the tens of...

WATCH: Man Without Hand Shows Off Amazing Wedding Ring Solution

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weddings

Seven months ago, Luke Medland, an English man who was born without his left hand, was fitted for a state-of-the-art prosthetic limb. Although he love...

Help For Uninsured Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

The Baltimore Sun | By Andrea K. Walker | Posted 03.13.2014 | DC

BALTIMORE _ A Linthicum, Md., firm is among several orthotics and prosthetics companies that will offer victims of the Boston Marathon bombing artific...

WATCH: This Bionic Ear Was Made On A 3D Printer

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Technology

While some people are using 3D printers to make guns, scientists at Princeton University are using them to create working human ears. By combining "bi...

Vision for the Blind: New Technologies Offer 'Second Sight'

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Ever since the patient's stroke, she'd been living in impenetrable darkness; tormented by memories of shapes and faces and letters, but powerless to perceive them in the world around her.

Are You Ready for Artificial Vision? The Future Is Yesterday's Tomorrow

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Aberman

Imagine a life extension technology that costs $100,000 per year, but for each year of use extended a person's productive life span another year. How much would you pay to have 20 healthy years between 70 and 90?