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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.
Amputees participate in UT Southwestern’s neural interfacing study

Amputees participate in UT Southwestern’s neural interfacing study

Prosthetic users less affected by ‘size-weight illusion’, research shows

Prosthetic users less affected by ‘size-weight illusion’, research shows

Pitt researchers win NIH BRAIN award to enhance sensory feedback of prosthetic devices

Pitt researchers win NIH BRAIN award to enhance sensory feedback of prosthetic devices

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate response

Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate response

New discovery about brain activity could improve control over prosthetic limbs

New discovery about brain activity could improve control over prosthetic limbs

Novel discovery connects innate immunity deficiencies to rampant caries in some children

Novel discovery connects innate immunity deficiencies to rampant caries in some children

NUS engineers develop new flexible, ultra-thin microfiber sensor for real-time monitoring of vital signs

NUS engineers develop new flexible, ultra-thin microfiber sensor for real-time monitoring of vital signs

Researchers use ultrasound technology to help amputees get greater control of prosthetics

Researchers use ultrasound technology to help amputees get greater control of prosthetics

Russian scientists design new compounds that can treat glaucoma

Russian scientists design new compounds that can treat glaucoma

EPFL scientists show how TMSR affects upper-limb maps in the brains of patients with amputations

EPFL scientists show how TMSR affects upper-limb maps in the brains of patients with amputations

Existing drugs could help patients with rare form of bone cancer

Existing drugs could help patients with rare form of bone cancer

Navy developing new class of intelligent prostheses for warfighters with limb loss

Navy developing new class of intelligent prostheses for warfighters with limb loss

New procedure allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from patient’s own tissue

New procedure allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from patient’s own tissue

UCI-led consortium receives $8 million from NSF to develop brain-computer interface

UCI-led consortium receives $8 million from NSF to develop brain-computer interface

Four year $1.4 million Air Force grant supports WVU biologists to explore moths’ olfactory systems

Four year $1.4 million Air Force grant supports WVU biologists to explore moths’ olfactory systems

World's first split-keel fiberglass foot launched by Freedom Innovations

World's first split-keel fiberglass foot launched by Freedom Innovations

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

High-frequency alternating magnetic fields can help destroy bacterial biofilms

High-frequency alternating magnetic fields can help destroy bacterial biofilms

New antibiotic-releasing polymer may simplify treatment of prosthetic joint infection

New antibiotic-releasing polymer may simplify treatment of prosthetic joint infection