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…

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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.

New Years:
Early closure on Tuesday, December 31, 8:30 am - 3:30…

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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…

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Thanksgiving Hours

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! 

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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…

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Happy Halloween

November 1st 2019

Happy Halloween from Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics. We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween night! 

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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