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Jon Kuniholm commented on Jon Kuniholm's group Fabrication and Materials
"Hi Bob. There are some manufacturers who will sell direct to patients If there's no insurance coverage. TRS will do this for upper limb products, I believe. There are some other sources for parts:…"
Bob Kirsh commented on Jon Kuniholm's group Fabrication and Materials
"Actively seeking sources to buy small parts and tools for prosthesis fabrication. Any suggestions?"
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Fabrication and Materials

Fabrication and materials are an important part of the art of prosthetics. A good technician can make or break the success of a fitting, and a knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of materials is key.
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Osseointegration (Prosthetic Limbs Attached w/ Bone Implant)

Discussion of the suspension of prosthetic limbs (and other devices) through implants in residual bone.
Jun 11
Wayne Renardson replied to Wayne Renardson's discussion Needed For Study "Incidences Of Falls in Persons With Upper Limb Loss" @ Northwestern University
"Hello Wolf: I passed your information along to Matthew Major at Northwestern University. Best,  Wayne Renardson "
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Daril Atkins commented on Daril Atkins's group Anaplastology
"Please allow me to apologize for not replying to the queries about Anaplastology and techniques. However henceforth I will do my best to answer questions about this subject. Meanwhile I welcome all the new members on this discussion forum and…"
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The art and science of the design and fabrication of life like restorative prostheses.
May 21
Wolf Schweitzer commented on Hamit Nasufi's status
"I swim perfectly well without any prosthetic. In fact I qualified for the *** non disabled *** FINA World Masters Championships in 2012 (and attended), and again in 2015 (but did not attend, too much hassle). The art is in swimming. I tried paddles…"
May 19
Wolf Schweitzer replied to Wayne Renardson's discussion Needed For Study "Incidences Of Falls in Persons With Upper Limb Loss" @ Northwestern University
"With regard to this study, I find that I fall just as much with or without prosthetic arm on quite simply because the stuff I do with prosthesis on is more risky, faster, more difficult. Only with the arm on will I perform at times difficult…"
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Needed For Study "Incidences Of Falls in Persons With Upper Limb Loss" @ Northwestern University

From:    "Wayne Renardson" <>To:    amputee Information Network <>Date sent:    Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:36:23 -0500[AMP-L] Responses Needed for Online Research Survey[Northwestern University]Amputee Information Network <><>    <>Date sent:    Wed, 6 Apr 2016 19:50:05…See More
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"SchoolProject I am working on a full year engineering project and need some response for my short survey."
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Mobile app for making 3D Printed Prosthetics

Hello,I run a start up, based out of India, Shapecrunch ( are reinventing orthotics and prosthetics with 3D printing and our mobile app that requires just 3 photographs of foot, and algorithm converts the photos into 3D model which can be 3D printed.You may check the video of mine explaining the process over here, we are trying…See More
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Research to Fight Phantom Limb Pain

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Open Prosthetics is our informational site and has links to accept donations. We maintain an Instructables Group, on which completed designs can be posted, and other collaboration can happen. We also have a a Google Group.

We're working on a wiki, where we will post information on prosthetics in general, to include information on the history of prosthetics, and a users guide to what is available.

Too many ways to find out about stuff? Maybe, but use whatever you're comfortable with, and we're sure the good ideas will get noticed.

Pimp My Arm

The place at OPP where users can talk about their needs and desires for prosthetic development, and volunteers can discuss solutions. This is the "blue sky," "no idea too crazy," Halfbakery section of the project. A more detailed explanation is here.

Pimp my arm has sections for arms, legs, and everything else.

More About the Wiki

A wiki is a user-editable webpage. Ours has sections on the various projects we're hoping to get users and volunteers working on.

We'd like to figure out what people need in a toolkit to maintain their prostheses as needed.

We're looking for help designing a survey to figure out what amputees like and don't like about their prostheses (if they wear them at all). Here's your chance to tell everyone what they should have asked you.


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