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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.
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

Mechanical heart valves lead to fewer infections than biological prosthesis

Mechanical heart valves lead to fewer infections than biological prosthesis

Mayo Clinic researchers describe medical costs of falls in adults with transfemoral amputation

Mayo Clinic researchers describe medical costs of falls in adults with transfemoral amputation

3D-printed models could soon assist cardiologists in life-saving heart valve replacements

3D-printed models could soon assist cardiologists in life-saving heart valve replacements

New study evaluates two additive manufacturing methods for producing fine or coarse textured implants

New study evaluates two additive manufacturing methods for producing fine or coarse textured implants

3D printing in medicine

3D printing in medicine

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists

Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists