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amputee

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Robotic arm gives amputee drummer better beats

Georgia Tech's Gil Weinberg has made music-playing robots in the past. Now he's tapped that technology to help a musician likely become the world's first drumming "cyborg."

By Mar. 6, 2014

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Bionic hand lets amputee feel in real time

Researchers have created a prosthetic hand that allows the wearer to feel objects via wires to the nerves in the upper arm.

By Feb. 7, 2014

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One-of-a-kind 3D-printed prosthetics bring beauty to amputees

A San Francisco company is creating stylish, 3D-printed covers to jazz up prosthetic limbs.

By Jun. 12, 2013

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Amputee dog gets four prosthetic legs

A dog that lost all four feet to frostbite as a pup has been given a new lease on life with prosthetics.

By Apr. 29, 2013

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Advances in prosthetics aside, Boston amputees face challenges

At least 13 people lost a limb or part of one in the Boston Marathon blasts. But while prosthetics have progressed in recent years, patients still have much emotional, psychological, and physical recovering to do, experts say.

By Apr. 22, 2013

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Amputee to climb building's 103 flights with mind-controlled leg

This weekend, Zak Vawter could take a huge step for amputees everywhere -- and for a state-of-the-art prosthetic device that affords a more natural gait.

By Nov. 1, 2012

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Bionic fingers give amputees upper hand

Touch Bionics unveils ProDigits, which take the prosthetic hand a step further by allowing patients with partial hands to add fingers on a case-by-case basis.

By Dec. 8, 2009

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Elephant amputee gets permanent prosthetic leg

A 48-year-old elephant from Thailand accidentally stepped on a land mine left over from the Burmese-Thai war. Now, 10 years later, she has a state-of-the-art prothesis.

By Aug. 17, 2009

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GlideCycle: Smoother exercise for amputees

New two-wheel contraption lets users power forward in a sling-type seat with virtually no impact to injured limbs and joints.

By Mar. 30, 2009

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Effects shop fulfills amputee's mermaid dream

Fully functional prosthetic tail might be the future of swimming for double amputees.

By Feb. 24, 2009