My name is Bill Cusack and I am a PhD candidate at Georgia Tech. I am studying the brain and what happens to it after a limb is amputated. My hope is to use my research to improve physical therapy for individuals with limb loss.
I'm currently looking for upper extremity amputee subjects. So if you or someone you know lives in the greater Atlanta area and may be interested, please feel free to contact me.
Added by Mark Lesek on April 18, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments
Check this testimonial from a happy Chilean amputee chappy.-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swKHkPZwyh8&feature=relmfu
Added by Mark Lesek on April 6, 2013 at 5:14am — No Comments
Check out the bit on the new shoe-inspired prosthetic arm design that we're trying to create through StumpworX: Breaking the Mold in Prosthetic Arms By Nate Rawlings. I could use as many Facebook votes (Vote for StumpworX here) as I can to get a chance at winning the $10,000 ro $50,000 in prize money from the…Continue
Added by Jon Kuniholm on March 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Added by Mark Lesek on March 18, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments
Can any one supply the link to or about the Miracle Artificial hand circa 1932. To view the links connect to the following. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/1981698.pdf http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/3239017447/ Cheers Mark Lesek.
Added by Mark Lesek on January 18, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments
I recently got an old very light weight Hosmer hook with dedicated angles and grooves made specifically for hand writing, painting and other calligraphic entertainment requiring to hold a pencil like item at the right angle.
What an item! Personally I find this tops just about any other terminal device that I have for office work.
Being a semi professional cartoon artist and avid artist for india ink drawing and paintings before my disability, and being an irreversible right…Continue
Added by Wolf Schweitzer on January 14, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Who needs Warranty. They did that to me with a Bock Arm and everybody gets screwed unless they have unlimited insurance. I Told the clinic OB may try and control every clinic and amputee in the World ,but they do not control me and I have the desire and means to prove them and you wrong, That Public Hospital sacked me as a patient.I then did exactly that. Do what I do.Buy one on ebay -cheap . Find a prosthetist who will service it- Hard with the old boy closed shop culture, but they do…Continue
Added by Mark Lesek on January 14, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments
I do respect your opnion. I live however with the fact that my OI implant has changed and turned around my life for the better. Have you personally studied or worked with any OI amps? You obviously believe that if the FDA has not approved this procedure then it must not be safe and cite infection issues. Please be more open minded like your colleuge Al Pike who on examination of evidence believes this is a travesty. I have plenty of factual edvidence to the contary which simply cannot be…Continue
Added by Mark Lesek on January 13, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments
This Guy supports Osseointegration. Congrats. Paul, What happened to Osseointegration for US War Afghan-Iraq Vets
11 minutes ago · Like..
Mark Lesek Pau,l Thanks for your Hospitality at Walter Reed.We certainly pushed Osseointegration. What happened? What is with the conspiracy and coverup on OI Stateside? Is is vested US Prosthetic interests missing out? Sad really. I am living proof that this treatment works and have tried my best to set an…
Added by Mark Lesek on January 11, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments
After playing with my myo arm and other prosthetic arms (I mostly use a body powered arm), I found that wrist adaptations are underused.
Here are my thoughts for developing a better wrist control strategy.
Controlling a wrist does not have to be performed willfully. I suggest to use any type of measurement devices to control a wrist unit in a way that stabilizes a prosthetic hand or gripper in…Continue
Added by Wolf Schweitzer on December 13, 2012 at 7:03am — No Comments
Added by Mark Lesek on August 11, 2012 at 4:57am — No Comments
OK, now I remember why I'm working on building my own 3D printer. Check out this video:
Added by Mike Wirth on August 6, 2012 at 3:46am — No Comments
Hi My name is Mark Lesek and I live in Tasmania Australia and I lost my dominate right arm in a car wreck in 2003 very short. Arm Amputees at my level give up wearing a prosthesis as they actually decrease quality of life at this level. Osseointegration is the only thing that restored my function and made me forget I am a amputee. This is major breakthrough for amputees in the US ,I am living proof.I have travelled the US at my own cost 4 times to promote this treatment and to give amputees…Continue
Added by Mark Lesek on July 29, 2012 at 7:03am — No Comments
via Medical Express:
One leg, two legs or no legs, it's all about living a normal life. Unless you
Ã¢re South Africa's Oscar Pistorious, a double amputee who will be the
first ever amputee to compete in the Olympics on the track â€œ thanks in
part to a team of researchers, including University of Idaho's Craig
Born without fibulas or the small bones in the calf, Pistorious is looking
for more than an ordinary life -- he…
Added by Wayne Renardson on July 27, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments
FYI, just bumped into an article about the Romela robotics group at Virginia Tech and, in particular, the RAPHaEL project to design a low-cost hand prosthetic hand. You can check it out at:
Added by Mike Wirth on July 21, 2012 at 4:19am — No Comments