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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.
Researchers develop accurate and scalable method to record brain activity

Researchers develop accurate and scalable method to record brain activity

Transverse arch may play an important role in stiffness of the human foot

Transverse arch may play an important role in stiffness of the human foot

Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries

Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries

Mason researchers working to improve upper limb prosthetics

Mason researchers working to improve upper limb prosthetics

New algorithms will lead to better prosthetics for upper limb amputees

New algorithms will lead to better prosthetics for upper limb amputees

UK researchers develop first 3D-printed sensor-operated prosthetic arm for toddlers

UK researchers develop first 3D-printed sensor-operated prosthetic arm for toddlers

New wireless, light-activated electrode advances neural stimulation

New wireless, light-activated electrode advances neural stimulation

Scientists map the location of structural proteins in pig ovary for the first time

Scientists map the location of structural proteins in pig ovary for the first time

Radical procedures to treat oral infections are not necessary before stem cell transplantation

Radical procedures to treat oral infections are not necessary before stem cell transplantation

New discovery has implications for better restoration of sight in AMD patients

New discovery has implications for better restoration of sight in AMD patients

New wearable skin-integrated haptic VR device can be controlled and powered wirelessly

New wearable skin-integrated haptic VR device can be controlled and powered wirelessly

Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients

Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Breakthrough in developing bionic legs

Breakthrough in developing bionic legs

A new breakthrough in bionic legs

A new breakthrough in bionic legs

Rock icon receives replacement heart valve in New York City hospital

Rock icon receives replacement heart valve in New York City hospital

Electrical brain implants enable patient to have 'mind control' of motorized prosthetic arms

Electrical brain implants enable patient to have 'mind control' of motorized prosthetic arms

Imperial scientists aim to re-engineer stump skin for more comfortable prosthetics

Imperial scientists aim to re-engineer stump skin for more comfortable prosthetics

New smart prosthetic sockets aim to improve comfort, performance in prostheses

New smart prosthetic sockets aim to improve comfort, performance in prostheses

New prosthesis feels and acts like original limb

New prosthesis feels and acts like original limb