via Memeburn: A Chinese double amputee has circumvented the limited functionality of traditional prosthetics and the prohibitive costs of high-tech versions by building his own bionic arms.Sun Jifa,…Continue
Started May 31
It ain't just for AK-47s anymore: via Geek SmashProsthetics get personal with customizable choices from BespokeBespoke is giving amputees new options when it comes to prostheses. They have created…Continue
Started May 30
via The Boston Globe: Hospital screening patients for a surgery that would be first of its kind in the US: Boston surgeons who have successfully transplanted donor faces and hands onto badly…Continue
Started May 29
via Yahoo News (CBS News):CBS News' Ben Tracy reports on an inventor whose idea for an artificial limb design was borne out of his own experience losing his lower leg in a sporting accident.The video…Continue
Started May 24
Wayne Renardson has not received any gifts yet
Osseointegration has been discussed and bandied about for years on
various amputee listservs and sites. The claimed advantages (pretty
apparent to most anyone) and drawbacks (rejection and drugs used to
try to prevent rejection) are familiar to people who read about the
Progress is being made.
I received an e-mail from Fred Hernandez that reads:
I am hosting another Osseointegration presentation. Only this time…
via Wired UK:
A Bristol-based roboticist has developed a robotic prosthetic hand
using 3D-printed components that costs as little as £650, which is
much cheaper than existing technology.
Joel Gibbard first came up with the idea for the Dextrus robotic hand
while studying Robotics at the University of Plymouth in 2011. He
developed a prototype for his final-year project, before leaving
university to take up a job as an engineer at National…
When carpenter Richard Van As lost four fingers two years ago, he
couldn't afford prosthetics - so he made his own.
A myoelectric hand, which detects a muscle's electric impulses to
activate an artificial limb and costs tens of thousands of dollars,
was out of the South African's reach,
That's when he decided to re-build his right hand, mutilated in a
circular saw accident.
"After my accident, I was in pain, but wouldn't take painkillers. I…
A windowe cleaner who lost his arm in a horror road smash has
designed his own wooden replacement.
Tim Madison says he now feels "whole again" for the first time since
the crash near Eastbourne in February last year.
Doctors were forced to amputate Mr Madison's left arm after the
accident, leaving the 47-year-old "mourning" his lost limb for more
than a year. So he hired private firm Pace Rehabilitation to help him
come up with an "old school" new…