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Increased Paralympics Coverage Could Shift the Way Society Views Disability

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Mainstream media undoubtedly plays a huge part in influencing society's collective views on particular issues. This year, as NBC commits to increasing the coverage of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, it could be a pivotal moment in how society perceives visible disability.

NBC's increased coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics could be the catalyst for change in how society views disability.

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VA Engineers Create Prosthetic Hook Mouse

Posted by Bryan Potok on

As computers continue to be a staple in our daily lives, VA engineers created a prosthetic hook mouse for people with upper-limb amputations to make navigating a computer more manageable than before.

VA engineers invent a prosthetic hook computer mouse for upper-limb amputees.

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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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