October 8, 2018

‘Alternative Limb Project’ Showcases the Creative Possibilities of Prosthetics

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by @thealternativelimbproject on Nov 3, 2017 at 6:48am PDT As the founder of The Alternative Limb Project, designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata uses her special effects expertise to create state-of-the-art prosthetics. Blending form with function and blurring the line between art and technology, this ambitious endeavor aims to creatively improve the lives of those in need of limb replacement.

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October 2, 2018

Revolutionary Technology Helps Spinal Injury Patients Take Their First Steps

A new breakthrough is giving hope to millions of people suffering from debilitating spinal injuries. A revolutionary implant helped a small group of paraplegic patients take steps by stimulating their spinal cords electronically. By coupling intense training with the small implant, two of the group of four were able to walk unassisted for the first time since their paralysis.

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September 19, 2018

One-Armed Violinist Performs Beautiful Solo With Custom-Built Prosthetic Bow Arm

In 2004, Japanese nursing student Manami Ito lost her right arm in a traffic accident. While coming to terms with this life-changing event, she decided to put her dreams on hold. However, when she went to pick up her new artificial arm at a facility, she noticed people with similar disabilities playing basketball. This inspiring sight motivated Ito to overcome her obstacles and set new goals for herself.

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