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Prosthetic arm created that enables patients to feel touch again

Prosthetics enables those who have lost a limb to regain a degree of functioning in terms of movement but not with touch. This could be about to change, as scientists have developed technology that can return some degree of feeling.

Swiss Egyptologists studying a 3,000-year-old wooden prosthesis

Basel - Researchers in Switzerland have been examining what may turn out to be the world's oldest known prosthetic device. The 3,000-year-old wooden toe attests to the skill, medical and anatomical knowledge of the ancient artisan who made the device.

Video: Dog victimized by drug gangs walks again with prosthetics

Mexico's drug cartels, for practice before mutilating human victims, practice on dogs and other animals. Honey Pie, a Belgian Shepherd missing two front legs, surviving an encounter is able to walk again with prosthetics.

Resilient Chinese man builds own prosthetics after losing limbs

The costs of prosthetics after losing both hands in an explosion eight years ago was too much for Sun Jifa. So he set out and built his own.

Scientist creates $50 artifical leg

Research scientist Jan Andrysek of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto designed a low-cost artificial knee, winning a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada, one of 15 awarded to Canada's "rising stars in global health."

Using a mind-guided robotic arm

Scientists and engineers are working to meld mind and machine, combining the most humanlike bionic arm with cutting edge computer chip technology in a brain-machine interface to help quadriplegics and amputees, according to recent news stories.
 

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