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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.
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

Hope for an artificial hand with new simulation

Hope for an artificial hand with new simulation

Oral health plays increasing role in overall health of the elderly

Oral health plays increasing role in overall health of the elderly

Wearable brain-machine interface could help disabled people to control a wheelchair or vehicle

Wearable brain-machine interface could help disabled people to control a wheelchair or vehicle

New neuroprosthetic technology combines robotic control with users’ voluntary control

New neuroprosthetic technology combines robotic control with users’ voluntary control

Mesh electronics could make brain stimulation the new therapeutic norm

Mesh electronics could make brain stimulation the new therapeutic norm

New e-glove offers realistic human hand-like features for prosthetic users

New e-glove offers realistic human hand-like features for prosthetic users

New contest shows how assistance technologies could provide support in day-to-day life

New contest shows how assistance technologies could provide support in day-to-day life

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

Thin photoelectric film can stimulate degenerated retinal tissues

Thin photoelectric film can stimulate degenerated retinal tissues

Motorized prosthetic arm can sense touch and move with your thoughts

Motorized prosthetic arm can sense touch and move with your thoughts