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Organizations Partner to Develop Wireless Sensors for Prostheses

September 3rd 2019

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is working with a Holliston-based manufacturer of prosthetic devices to develop wireless sensors to improve the performance of upper-limb prosthetics.

Ted Clancy, professor of electrical and computer engineering at WPI, is working with Liberating Technologies and an occupational therapist to develop the technology. 

Funding for the project…

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Labor Day Office Hours

August 28th 2019

ABILITY Prosthetics & Orthotics would like to wish you a Happy Labor Day!

Our Office Hours:
Friday 8/30 from 8:30 – 2:00 pm 
Closed Monday 9/2 

We look forward to serving you Tuesday September 3rd. 

 

 

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Skateboarder Who Lost Part of Arms, Leg Competing at X Games

August 15th 2019

Justin Beauchesne will never forget the first time he rode a skateboard. "It felt like freedom," the triple amputee said, taking a break from tearing up the skate park at St. Pete's Campbell Park.

"Man, it was awesome, so much better than I ever expected," he said. When Justin was…

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Amputee makes USA Surfing Team

July 23rd 2019

The founder of AmpSurf in Pismo Beach is now a member of the United States Surfing Team. Dana Cummings, a left leg below-knee amputee, qualified at Nationals last week in Oceanside. A U.S. Marine Corps vet, Cummings lost his leg after his military service had ended. He told the doctors,…

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From Homeless to Paralympic Games Hopeful, Triathlete Beats All Odds

July 9th 2019

In just a few weeks, the city will be filled with triathletes competing in the 19th annual New York City Triathlon.

If the thought of tackling an event like that is overwhelming, the man you'll meet tonight, a double amputee, and a U.S. para-swimmer will inspire you to get out…

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Holiday Hours

July 3rd 2019

Happy 4th of July from Ability Prosthetics! We will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th so our team can enjoy the holiday weekend with their families and friends. We wish you all a safe weekend, and we look forward to seeing you Monday, July 8th, 2019.  Shauna,…

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90-year-old Double Amputee Gladstone Woman Celebrates Birthday at 14,000 Feet

June 27th 2019

A Gladstone woman is showing us how to live our best life. Edna Christiansen is a double amputee, just turned 90 years old and really knows how to celebrate. Christiansen lives at Somerset Retirement Home in Gladstone. She is the type of person that just puts a smile on your…

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Try Yoga!

June 13th 2019

Have you been thinking about trying yoga as an amputee? Yoga is now practiced by nearly 36 million people in the United States. With over 2 million amputees in the U.S. alone, there is much opportunity to add yoga to your health and wellness routine.

You don’t have to be…

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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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