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Diabetic Wound Care: New Discovery Points Toward Possible Treatment for Non-Healing Wounds

July 24, 2019

For the average person, getting a cut or scrape on the foot may not be cause for immediate…
Certain Strains of Bacteria Associated with Diabetic Wounds That Do Not Heal

April 29, 2019

Whether a wound—such as a diabetic foot ulcer—heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even…
Microbiomes of diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes

April 23, 2019

New research suggests that the microbial communities associated with chronic wounds common in diabetic patients affect whether those…
What types of pain can virtual reality relieve?

April 2, 2019

Pain medicine experts have clarified which types of pain can be best treated by time in virtual reality…
Brain does not forget amputated limbs even after several decades

February 12, 2019

Human body is very adaptable to various changes that occur during your lifetime. You notice that when some…
Amputees use new, naturalistic sensory device at home for daily tasks

July 4, 2018

In the first known study of how amputees use  advanced sensory-enabled prostheses outside the lab, subjects used a…
Active Duty Amputees: Staying the Course After Injury

January 5, 2018

More than 1,500 service members have lost limbs in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. For…
The Future of Prosthetics is Happening Now at Walter Reed

December 4, 2017

A state of the art development is making it possible for a prosthetic device to become an extension…
Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals developed by scientists

February 8, 2017

Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal…
Engineers develop a new noninvasive method to detect infections in prostheses

December 15, 2016

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new non-invasive method to detect infections in…
Restoring the sense of touch in amputees using natural signals of the nervous system

October 28, 2016

Research provides blueprint for building neuroprosthetic devices that recreate the sense of touch by directly stimulating the nervous…
Cause of phantom limb pain in amputees, and potential treatment, identified

October 28, 2016

Researchers have identified the cause of chronic, and currently untreatable, pain in those with amputations and severe nerve…
Amputees’ brains remember missing hands even years later

August 30, 2016

Even three decades after hand amputation, the brain maintains an accurate representation of missing fingers Our brains have…
Amputee feels texture with a bionic fingertip

March 9, 2016

The future of prosthetic touch resolution: Mimicking touch An amputee was able to feel smoothness and roughness in…
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’

February 16, 2016

Physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle…
Regrowing functional joints in frogs

January 16, 2016

Kyoto University paves the way for regeneration of amputated limbs In a first, Japanese researchers have regenerated functional…
‘Hunger hormone’ may treat severe peripheral artery disease

December 18, 2015

A new study by a team of researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago and Japan suggests that…
Definitive mechanism of phantom limb pain

September 11, 2015

A University of Tokyo research group has successfully developed a method of measuring phantom limb movement experienced by…
Gaming technology could help amputees learn to walk again

July 15, 2015

The motion capture techniques currently used by the film industry to animate non-human characters, such as Gollum in…
Controlling a robotic arm with a patient’s intentions

May 24, 2015

A part of the brain that controls intuitive movement planning could be key to improving motor control in…
Researchers build brain-machine interface to control prosthetic hand

March 31, 2015

Non-invasive technique allows amputee to use bionic hand, powered by his thoughts A research team from the University…
Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

November 21, 2014

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may…
By Restoring Sense of Touch to Amputees, HAPTIX Seeks to Overcome Physical and Psychological Effects of Upper Limb Loss

April 25, 2014

To understand the meaning of “proprioception,” try a simple experiment. Close your eyes and lift your right arm…
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