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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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AI-Powered Prosthetic Limbs Are in the Works

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For about a year and a half, engineers at the University of Notre Dame have been working on a prototype for an artificial intelligence-controlled prosthetic limb, which could blur the line between "ability and disability." They expect to complete the project in 2022.  

Engineers at the University of Notre Dame are working on an AI-powered prosthetic limb.

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Gait Training Exercises for Lower-Limb Amputees

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After limb loss, you may need to rest for a few weeks, which can lead to some tightness or weakness in your lower extremities. Your balance and proprioception will also be affected as you adjust to life with a prosthetic limb. When your condition is stable, and the physician clears you for physical therapy, your physical therapist can begin teaching you how to walk again.

What you need to know about gait training exercises after amputation.

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HOLO Suspension System vs. Other Suspension Systems

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When it comes to ensuring comfort and mobility among prosthetic users, a sound prosthetic suspension system is the key. A study looked into the difference between the HOLO (hook and loop) suspension system and other existing systems—magnetic, pin/lock, and suction.

A comparison of the HOLO suspension system and other existing suspension systems.

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Laser Therapy as Phantom Limb Pain Treatment

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Phantom limb pain refers to a continuous painful sensation that emanates from the missing limb. The onset of pain often occurs soon after amputation, and sufferers report feeling an itching, twisting, or burning sensation—some report feeling some pressure on the missing limb.  

Class 4 laser therapy can help treat phantom limb pain.

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