Researchers Say Neurons Could Control Prostheses, Speech
January 9th 2020
Neurons in the brain's motor cortex previously thought of as active mainly during hand and arm movements also light up during speech in a way that is similar to patterns of brain activity linked to these movements, suggest new findings published today in eLife.
By demonstrating that it is possible to…
Holiday Hours 2019
December 17th 2019
To allow our team members to enjoy the holidays with their families, ABILITY will be operating on the following schedule:
Early closure on Tuesday, December 24, 8:30 am- 1:00 pm
Closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019-December 27, 2019.
Early closure on Tuesday, December 31, 8:30 am - 3:30…
Electronic Glove Enhances Sensation of Prosthetic Hand
December 11th 2019
Many researchers are working to improve the quality of prosthetics for people who’ve lost limbs. Researchers at Purdue University have put a slightly different twist on this work with the development of an electronic glove, or e-glove, that can be worn over a prosthetic to improve the experience.
Those who wear prosthetic…
November 26th 2019
ABILITY Prosthetics & Orthotics
Would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!
Our office hours:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday, November 28th
Closed Friday, November 29th
Enjoy the Holiday and we look forward to serving you Monday, December 2, 2019!
Calif. Charity Makes Free Knitted Breast Prostheses
November 11th 2019
The nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley Knitted Knockers provides free breast prosthetics made for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies, radiation or reconstruction.
“Although Santa Clarita has many services available to breast cancer survivors, there was no one locally making and providing Knitted Knockers,” said Founder Dina Kush. “Santa Clarita Valley…
November 1st 2019
Happy Halloween from Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics. We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween night!
6 Healthy Food Swaps to Start Making Today
October 29th 2019
Our regular actions add up over time and can either move us toward or away from our goals. Being an educated consumer is essential to making the best possible health and nutrition choices. Below are 6 healthy food swaps you’ll want to start incorporating in your diet.
healthy food swaps…
Bill to Provide TSA Precheck to Veterans Who Are Disabled Passes Senate
October 17th 2019
U.S. Senators are working on legislation that would provide veterans who are disabled with TSA Precheck free of charge.
The bill is sponsored by Indiana Senator Todd Young and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth.
TSA Precheck is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members.
“As a Marine,…
Hundreds of Barbies Collected for Children with Prosthetics
October 7th 2019
A Mechanicville teen and her mother are collecting Barbie dolls with prosthetic legs. They plan to donate the dolls to Shriner's Hospital for Children in Springfield this fall.
Chloe and Cindy Newman got excited about Barbie Fashionista #121 about a year ago when Mattel first announced they would be making…
Machine Learning and Virtual Reality Are Driving Prosthetics Research
September 24th 2019
Researchers have developed a reinforcement learning algorithm that slashes the time necessary to tune a powered prosthetic knee from hours to about 10 minutes.
Fitting a patient for a prosthetic limb is normally a painstaking and time-consuming process. In some cases, trying to determine how capable a patient may be…