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amputees

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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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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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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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Amputees' phantom limbs return in virtual reality

Lost limbs are reappearing in a Lawnmower Man-style virtual reality world designed to help amputees rid themselves of phantom limb pain

Nov. 14, 2006

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A bionic ankle so natural, it's worth a happy dance

An artificial ankle created at the MIT Media Lab is made of chips and sensors that work together to adjust ankle stiffness, power, and position. One wearer was able to dance the rumba.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Alternative Limb Project creates gorgeously surreal prosthetics

The Alternative Limb Project not only produces realistic limbs for amputees. It also creates custom one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable limb art.

By Apr. 12, 2013

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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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Man to get first bionic hand that can 'feel'

The new hand should be able to relay signals from a sensor to the man's brain, allowing him to feel what he touches.

By Feb. 19, 2013

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Kickstart a 3D-printed robotic hand

A Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to get an ultracheap 3D-printed robotic hand into production.

By Apr. 5, 2013

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Bionic limbs will one day sense the grass under prosthetic feet

With the first thought-controlled bionic leg pioneered in Chicago, the next steps for smart prosthetics are refining them for widespread use and tackling a huge hurdle: sensory feedback.

By Oct. 12, 2013