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Discussion of the suspension of prosthetic limbs (and other devices) through implants in residual bone.
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"Thanks, very interesting. I used mirror therapy a while back but it made it quite a bit worse. Looking into that in more detail it emerged that some people can "mentally" "move" their phantom limbs but others cannot. My phantom…"
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Research to Fight Phantom Limb Pain

To all,I would like to introduce you to our research in Brunel University and Poole Hospital as it may be relevant to your community.We are researching and developing a way to relieve Phantom Limb Pain using customisable 3D holograms - a solution that will not only have a better efficacy on pain but also be cheap (and free for developing countries) and easy to use at home with no supervision.We are crowdfunding this research using a website for hard-to-fund medical research. As phantom limb…See More
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Below elbow amputees - prosthetic benchmark activities

I would like to invite the audience to contribute activities, grasps, tests that are relevant either for a particular job, hobby or for ADL (activities of daily living) and that should not be missing from a benchmark test of prosthetic setups.
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Jim commented on Reginald Burgess's blog post Why I will never trust a C-leg again
"I ran into the same problem with Hanger in Florida. They Want their loaner back and will not put disabled one back on old prosthetic. Im taking into account all it needed was a battery . 6 years old so it was condemned. Fort Myers Hanger, Sarasota…"
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Research to Fight Phantom Limb Pain

Posted by Ali Mousavi on February 8, 2016 at 7:31am 1 Comment

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SOURCES OF INFORMATION

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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