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orthotics

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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

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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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Exoskeleton hand gives you robo-powered fingers

Festo's prototype robo-hand can operate machine manipulators from afar, and could help stroke victims regain use of their hands.

By Apr. 27, 2012

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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