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Thursday 24th May 2018

Prosthetics Articles


The history of prosthetics

25th July 2016

Prosthetics have come a long way in the past seven centuries and can now be styled for personal taste.

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Researchers develop pressure sensors for amputees

15th April 2014

Pressure sensors could prevent dangerous sores for amputees who suffer rubbing against their artificial limbs.

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Faulty hip implants have ruined lives

23rd October 2012

Professor Tom Joyce explains some problems that arise from poorly designed prosthetics.

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Prosthetic retina being developed

18th May 2012

Scottish scientists are developing a device to tackle aged related macular degeneration.

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Two-year-old takes first steps

26th July 2011

Little girl who lost both legs to meningitis walks for the first time with prosthetic legs.

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Electric arm controlled by mind

18th May 2010

A 21-year-old Austrian is first to drive a car with mind-controlled robotic arm.

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Prosthetic foot short-listed for engineering prize

11th May 2010

Four projects are in the running for the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.

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Improvements for medical devices

2nd February 2009

Researchers are working on a way to reduce malfunctioning implants and devices.

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Magnetic hip can last a lifetime

29th January 2008

A new type of magnetic hip replacement that could last a lifetime is undergoing lab testing.

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Iraq's prosthetics crisis

29th July 2007

Iraqis will need thousands of new limbs annually.

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