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…
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…
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.
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…
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,…