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Prosthetic (Prosthesis) devices, such as an artificial leg, that replace a part of the body. Prostheses are typically used to replace parts lost by injury (traumatic) or missing from birth (congenital) or to supplement defective body parts. Inside the body, artificial heart valves are in common use with artificial hearts and lungs seeing less common use but under active technology development. Other medical devices and aids that can be considered prosthetics include artificial eyes, palatal obturator, gastric bands, and dentures.
Study examines how noise of mechanical heart valve affects patients' sleep

Study examines how noise of mechanical heart valve affects patients' sleep

Children born with small or missing eyes benefit from personalized treatment using 3D-printed implants

Children born with small or missing eyes benefit from personalized treatment using 3D-printed implants

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Golden Jubilee Foundation unveils state of the art Motion Analysis Laboratory

Golden Jubilee Foundation unveils state of the art Motion Analysis Laboratory

Intricate prosthetic eyes give recipients a new outlook on life

Intricate prosthetic eyes give recipients a new outlook on life

Visually impaired musician receives gift of sight through Augmented Reality developed by NuEyes

Visually impaired musician receives gift of sight through Augmented Reality developed by NuEyes

Neuro-prosthesis helps man with complete paralysis to regain hand and arm movements, study shows

Neuro-prosthesis helps man with complete paralysis to regain hand and arm movements, study shows

New study shows link between OSA and complications with previously implanted oral prosthetics

New study shows link between OSA and complications with previously implanted oral prosthetics

Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds

Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds

Scientists aim to create better contact lenses that maximize comfort, alleviate dry eye symptoms

Scientists aim to create better contact lenses that maximize comfort, alleviate dry eye symptoms

Brain computer interface holds potential to improve daily lives of people with prosthetic limbs

Brain computer interface holds potential to improve daily lives of people with prosthetic limbs

Advances in prosthetic knee technology

Advances in prosthetic knee technology

Scientists develop artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes

Scientists develop artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes

Bionic hand reconstruction offers hope for patients with global brachial plexopathies

Bionic hand reconstruction offers hope for patients with global brachial plexopathies

VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients

VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients

Hospitals eliminate bedsore occurrence using early detection technology

Hospitals eliminate bedsore occurrence using early detection technology

Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

Research shows how paralyzed limbs can be controlled via implanted electrodes

Research shows how paralyzed limbs can be controlled via implanted electrodes

Mesoporous material can inhibit growth of bacteria linked to acne and hospital acquired infections

Mesoporous material can inhibit growth of bacteria linked to acne and hospital acquired infections

Spinal cord rehabilitation and repair: an interview with Quentin Barraud

Spinal cord rehabilitation and repair: an interview with Quentin Barraud