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Amp Pants: Your Next Adaptive Jeans

Posted by Bryan Potok on

If you’re not satisfied with the current denim pants selection, you might want to check out Amp Pants. Founded by Erica Cole, the soon-to-be-launched amputee-friendly jeans line will feature reinforced fabric, inseam zippers, and other enhancements to accommodate the unique needs of prosthesis leg users.

Amp Pants might be your next pair of adaptive jeans.

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How to Use Essential Oils to Treat Diabetic Neuropathy

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Essential oils are often touted as an alternative to medication. This is because many people report being healed from numerous conditions and experiencing a soothed body and mind.

Essential oils may help treat diabetic neuropathy or nerve pain.

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Sensor vs. Human: Detecting Changes in Socket Fit Before They Happen

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A study published in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics in January 2021 sought to determine whether a sensor or a human could detect changes in prosthetic socket fit before they happen.

A sensor was found to accurately predict changes in prosthetic socket fit before they manifest.

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AI-Powered Prosthetic Limbs Are in the Works

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For about a year and a half, engineers at the University of Notre Dame have been working on a prototype for an artificial intelligence-controlled prosthetic limb, which could blur the line between "ability and disability." They expect to complete the project in 2022.  

Engineers at the University of Notre Dame are working on an AI-powered prosthetic limb.

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Gait Training Exercises for Lower-Limb Amputees

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After limb loss, you may need to rest for a few weeks, which can lead to some tightness or weakness in your lower extremities. Your balance and proprioception will also be affected as you adjust to life with a prosthetic limb. When your condition is stable, and the physician clears you for physical therapy, your physical therapist can begin teaching you how to walk again.

What you need to know about gait training exercises after amputation.

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