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Don't Hold Back': Living Life To The Full As An Amputee

May 13th 2019

Three different women lead three very different lives as amputees. They tell Georgia Forrester their stories.

It was a moment - just a moment - of inattention, but it almost cost Naomi Jefferies her life.

In September 2017, Naomi remembers being an active and healthy 28-year-old. She loved wakeboarding, snowboarding,…

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How AI And Machine Learning Are Changing Prosthetics

April 30th 2019

Imagine a prosthetic arm with the sensory capabilities of a human arm, or a robotic ankle that mimics the healthy ankle's response to changing activity.

Hollywood has long popularized imaginative versions of such ideas. While human engineering may not yet be able to produce superhero-enabling devices, prosthetics are getting "smarter" and…

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7 Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

April 16th 2019

It’s a truism that most of us want to live long, happy, successful, and healthy lives. Unfortunately, in our pursuit of success we often take shortcuts with our health—and wind up suffering from various ailments and disabilities that we could have avoided.

It doesn’t have to be that way at…

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Health Care Professionals Say AI Will Have Big Impact

March 26th 2019

Last week the world of healthcare information technology gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the HIMSS 2019 annual conference. There were 42,595 people, 1,300 exhibitors, and more than 300 educational sessions.

For a few days, the Orange County Convention Center became the epicenter of healthcare technology brain power, with many on a quest…

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At Ability Prosthetics We Strive To Make Our Patients Happy.

March 14th 2019

 Here’s what they have to say.

“Out of the folks we’ve seen the last couple days, Gina by far has been the most pleasant and informative.  Thanks for taking such great care of my daughter’s needs!”

“I had an appointment, but I was in the area and just walked in.…

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Teen born Without Forearm Turns Legos Into A Working Prosthetic Arm

February 28th 2019

David Aguilar took his childhood love of Legos and turned it into a working, robotic arm. Aguilar was born without a right forearm because of a rare genetic condition. While other kids are simply snapping bricks together any old way or working off models, he engineered his first basic arm at age 9. …

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Amputees Maintain Detailed Brain ‘Map’ of Amputated Limb

February 13th 2019

After having a limb amputated, amputees may experience phantom sensations—either a tingle or an itch coming from a limb that is no longer there—that are connected to the brain and the spinal cord. Now, researchers have revealed more insights into the phenomena: Activity in the brains of amputees showed detailed…

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Children React Warmly To Classmates New Prosthesis

January 23rd 2019

Having a physical abnormality as a child can be very difficult. Like adults, most children just want to fit in with everyone else. But kids can be cruel, and when someone stands out there’s bound to be some teasing and bullying.

That’s why this video from Birmingham, England is so beautiful.…

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Patient With Ossur Cheetah Explorer Foot

January 15th 2019

Check out this video! This is the first time he has been able to run in 15 years! 

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Becky Piper: Get Back Up Eight Times Story

January 8th 2019

The tattoo on Becky Piper's left forearm reads Relentless Forward Progress. She got the tattoo as a reward to herself shortly after completing her first Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Boulder, Colorado, in August 2017.

Considering that just four years earlier Piper had been beaten so badly that her physicians told…

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