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MIT-Developed Surgical Technique Makes Prosthetic Limbs Feel Real

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Proprioception—the body's ability to perceive its position in space—is vital because it allows us to control our body's movements precisely. However, during amputation, muscles are cut in a way that removes an individual's proprioception, which causes a sense of disembodiment and increases the rejection rate of prosthetic limbs.

Surgical technique developed by MIT makes prosthetic limbs feel real.

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Plastic Bottles Are Being Upcycled Into Low-Cost Prosthetic Limbs

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Among the most pressing global issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible include the lack of affordable yet high-quality prosthetic limbs and excessive plastic waste. Researchers from De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK, hope to help solve both problems by creating artificial limbs out of plastic bottles.

Low-cost prosthetic limbs are being created from plastic bottles.

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Design Student Creates a Low-Cost Prosthetic Arm with Tactile Feedback

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Researchers are making great strides in advancing prosthetic technology in terms of agility and movement. But there is much less work being done when it comes to simulating the sense of touch. This fact inspired design student Lorenzo Spreafico to invent a prosthetic arm to restore the sense of touch to people who can't afford it. The prosthesis is called the T1.

Design student Lorenzo Spreafico creates a low-cost prosthetic arm with tactile feedback.

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Biomimetic Design Enhances Ability to Heal

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Many people have pondered the possibility of prosthetics outperforming biological limbs, and many have looked at prosthetic limbs as an "unfair advantage." However, these bionic limbs are only mimicking what flesh and bone limbs can do.

Biomimetic prosthetic design enhances an amputee's ability to heal and rehabilitate.

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Prosthetic Leg Allows Amputee Dancers to Dance on Pointe

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Former ballet dancers and those who are interested in ballet can now dance with the Marie-T, a prosthetic leg that enhances the performance of amputee ballet dancers.

A prosthetic leg designed by Jae-Hyun An allows ballet dancers to dance on pointe.

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