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E-skin Enables Robots To Feel Pain, May Improve Future Prosthetic Limbs

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Engineers from the University of Glasgow have created an electronic skin (e-skin) that could behave like natural human skin. The highly sensitive e-skin makes it capable of relaying information about the environment in the blink of an eye. It can also register pain. This development could improve prosthetic limbs by providing prosthetic users with near-human sensitivity to touch.

The new highly-sensitive e-skin allows robots to feel pain.

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Why A One-Week Social Media Cleanse Is Good for You

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Social media is great for fostering connections and staying informed. However, too much of it can burden your mental health. This is because social media algorithms tend to work against it.

Taking a one-week social media break is good for your mental health.

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14-Year-Old Mia Lloyd: 'Living With a Disability Has Not Held Me Back'

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Mia Lloyd enjoyed living an active, sporty life at a young age. However, she had to give it up for a while when she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, leading to an above-knee amputation on her left leg. In an article published on Wales Online, Lloyd recounted her journey.

14 year old adaptive athlete Mia Lloyd didn't allow her amputation to hold her back.

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Surgeon’s Innovative Technique Helps Young Amputee To Walk

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Dr. Panagiotis Glavas recently performed a new surgical technique in pediatric orthopedic surgery. This new approach allowed a child amputee to walk again.

Dr. Panagiotis Glavas performs historic surgical procedure on young amputee.

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6 Possible Causes of Hip Pain When Sitting

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Experiencing hip pain when sitting can be caused by different things, including incorrect posture and medical conditions. An imbalance in the body often causes general hip pain in prosthetic users. After amputation, other joints and muscles have to carry extra weight and may be subjected to more stress. This imbalance is often exacerbated when sitting with an incorrect posture.

Possible causes of hip pain when sitting in prosthetic users.

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