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,…
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…
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,…
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…