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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.
Prosthetic devices operated by brain activity

Prosthetic devices operated by brain activity

Implantable chip could serve as a prosthetic retina for people who suffer from age-related blindness

Implantable chip could serve as a prosthetic retina for people who suffer from age-related blindness

Patients play computer games using only the signals from their brains

Patients play computer games using only the signals from their brains

Funding for new biomaterials for spinal disc repair and regeneration

Funding for new biomaterials for spinal disc repair and regeneration

Prosthetic heart valve made completely of the body’s own tissue

Prosthetic heart valve made completely of the body’s own tissue

Brain signals could act as remote controls

Brain signals could act as remote controls

Metal-on-metal disc, effective alternative to spinal fusion

Metal-on-metal disc, effective alternative to spinal fusion