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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.
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

Honda gives $1 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to enhance pediatric mobility

Honda gives $1 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to enhance pediatric mobility

Study examines how noise of mechanical heart valve affects patients' sleep

Study examines how noise of mechanical heart valve affects patients' sleep

Children born with small or missing eyes benefit from personalized treatment using 3D-printed implants

Children born with small or missing eyes benefit from personalized treatment using 3D-printed implants

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Golden Jubilee Foundation unveils state of the art Motion Analysis Laboratory

Golden Jubilee Foundation unveils state of the art Motion Analysis Laboratory

Intricate prosthetic eyes give recipients a new outlook on life

Intricate prosthetic eyes give recipients a new outlook on life

Visually impaired musician receives gift of sight through Augmented Reality developed by NuEyes

Visually impaired musician receives gift of sight through Augmented Reality developed by NuEyes