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A Smart Prosthetic Ankle that Adjusts to the Terrain

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Every day, we see prosthetic limbs made better and even more personalized to its user. Without disregarding the fact that these are extremely helpful, we have to admit that we have a long way to go to get them functioning like its real counterparts. Now, we have a new one that just might be a step closer to that reality compared to others: a prosthetic ankle that moves on its own.

Prosthetic ankles that can move on their own.

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UAE Embraces 3D Printing: Life-Changing Prosthetic Legs for Emirati Man

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Walking, running, and cycling—three things that Fahed Mohamad Ali never imagined he could do again. For more than 15 years, 25-year-old Ali navigated the world in a wheelchair, as he donned wooden prosthetic legs that were more cosmetic than functional. One year after the UAE fitted its first fully 3D printed prosthetic leg, this double-amputee's life changed considerably when he received two 3D-printed transtibial prosthetics that secure just below his knees.

3D printing prosthetic limbs in the UAE is becoming a reality.

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Feel Brand New: Amazing Bionic Arm for Amputees

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Will Smith's character in “I, Robot” dons a cybernetic left arm to replace the one he lost in a car crash. Back in 2004 when the movie was released, this seemed to be the sort of thing that could only happen in the movies. Fast forward to 2018, and this revolutionary, sci-fi technology is finally within reach.  Read Amanda Kitt's story.

Bionic arms for upper extremity amputees.

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Inclusive Fashion: Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Clothing Line

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Buying clothes that perfectly adapt to the day-to-day requirements of people with different needs can be tough. Thankfully, the fashion gods smiled upon an all-American design mogul who has certainly outdone themselves with Tommy Adaptive. The newest clothing line by Tommy Hilfiger is geared towards giving people with unique needs a fresh and stylish wardrobe without compromising on function.

Adpative clothing line for amputees.

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Amputee US War Veterans Inspire Dwayne Johnson's Character in Skyscraper Movie

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Skyscraper, produced by Johnson’s own production company, Seven Bucks Productions, tells the story of a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and US war veteran Will Sawyer, who is presently employed to assess the security of skyscrapers. The movie is set to show everyone that what seems like a physical setback is not enough reason to sit back and watch the bad guys win. Finally, an amputee hero that is just as badass as Hollywood’s usual fare of blockbuster heroes is on his way to the big screen!

Hanging 240 stories up by his prosthetic locking liner.

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