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How Microprocessor Feet Improve Mobility

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Most of the studies supporting microprocessor feet have been endorsed by product manufacturers and derived from measurements taken in controlled laboratory environments.

Microprocessor feet significantly improve a user's prosthetic mobility and physical function.

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Rise Bionics: Providing High-Quality, Affordable Orthotics & Prosthetics in India

Posted by Bryan Potok on

The solution to many of humanity’s problems can often be found in the environment at a much lower cost. For Arun Cherian, the founder of Rise Bionics, he got the inspiration to develop high-quality yet affordable orthotics and prosthetics in 2014 after seeing the old cane furnishings during a visit to his childhood home in southern India.

Rise Bionics provides high-quality yet affordable prosthetics and orthotics in India.

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Will Synthetic Muscle-powered Prosthetic Legs Be the Next Thing?

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Artificial muscles are still new, with more laboratory experiments than practical applications. But there’s a promising prototype created by Adaract, a Nevada-based startup working on a synthetic-muscle-powered prosthetic leg.

The prototype of Atalanta, Adaract's synthetic muscle-powered prosthetic leg, looks promising.

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What To Look for When Buying Adaptive Clothing

Posted by Bryan Potok on

With limb loss or limb difference, small daily tasks like putting on and removing clothing tend to become challenging. For prosthetic users, it's vital to have easy access to their prosthetic limbs for quick prosthetic adjustments anytime, anywhere. It's good that there are more options for adaptive clothing and footwear.

Adaptive clothing offers prosthetic users easy access to their prosthetic limbs.

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Comfortable 3D-Printed Prosthetics Now Possible With Biocompatible Materials

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Although the advancements in 3D printing have allowed prosthetists to custom-design affordable, lightweight, and highly functional prosthetic limbs for their patients, the materials used are often uncomfortable. Conventional 3D-printing materials tend to rub residual limbs the wrong way.

The invention of biocompatible 3D-printing materials is key to comfortable 3D-printed prosthetics.

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