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New Hospital Policy Allows Wounded Warriors to Keep Tattoos After Limb Loss

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People get tattoos to express themselves or remind themselves of events or people special to them. Tattoo art, which can range from totally outrageous designs to minimalist and simple, can also be expensive, so parting with a tattoo that may have taken a while to acquire can be especially painful.

Wounded warriors can now keep their tattoos even after limb loss.

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8-Year-Old Girl Tests Surfing Prosthetic Arm by UK Startup

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Joanie Melady, an eight-year-old girl from South Oxfordshire, UK, became one of the first to test a new prosthetic arm that can help people with upper limb loss and difference surf. She tried the surfing prosthetic arm at the UK’s largest inland surfing spot, The Wave in Bristol.

Eight-year-old Joanie is one of the first to test Koalaa's surfing prosthetic arm.

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This Man Has Been Wearing a Brain-Computer Interface for 7 Years

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Nathan Copeland has been wearing a brain-computer interface (BCI) for seven years and four months—the longest a human has had an implant like this. Through the BCI, the 36-year-old can play video games and operate a prosthetic arm with his thoughts.  

Nathan Copeland has been wearing a brain-computer interface for more than 7 years.

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Runway of Dreams’ A Fashion Revolution 2022: Amputee Models to Watch Out For

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September is the much-awaited month in the fashion world. And at this year's New York Fashion Week (NYFW), the Runway of Dreams Foundation will hold its annual A Fashion Revolution show on September 12 at 6 pm at The Glasshouse, NYC.

Runways of Dreams' A Fashion Revolution 2022 will feature more than a dozen designers showcasing their inclusive designs.

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Hard Insoles May Reduce Risk of Falls in Unilateral Below-Knee Amputees — study

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People with limb loss have a higher risk of falling compared to able-bodied individuals, and the best way to reduce the risk is by ensuring postural stability. However, different factors can influence and determine balance and stability.

Researchers found that hard shoe insoles can reduce the risk of falls in unilateral below-knee amputees.

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