Prosthetic News and Research

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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 shows lasting benefits of bone-anchored leg prostheses

Study shows lasting benefits of bone-anchored leg prostheses

New approach reduces power requirements of neural interfaces while improving accuracy

New approach reduces power requirements of neural interfaces while improving accuracy

Bacteriophages may play a key role in treating prosthetic joint infections

Bacteriophages may play a key role in treating prosthetic joint infections

Study shows spinal cord stimulators improve control of prosthetic hand

Study shows spinal cord stimulators improve control of prosthetic hand

Fractured skulls, lost eyes: Police often break own rules using ‘rubber bullets’

Fractured skulls, lost eyes: Police often break own rules using ‘rubber bullets’

Researchers examine how neurons represent the direction of a moving object during self-motion

Researchers examine how neurons represent the direction of a moving object during self-motion

Research: Peptide makes older antibiotics effective again at doses 100 times lower than usual

Research: Peptide makes older antibiotics effective again at doses 100 times lower than usual

Research could help stabilize and improve brain-computer interfaces

Research could help stabilize and improve brain-computer interfaces

Research will drastically stabilize brain-computer interfaces

Research will drastically stabilize brain-computer interfaces

Researches implant ultrathin, flexible brain interfaces with long lifetimes

Researches implant ultrathin, flexible brain interfaces with long lifetimes

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