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NIH grant funds study for improved prosthetic use

November 25, 2015

Using funding from a $425,000 NIH grant, researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha will study sensory connections between lower limb amputation sites and prostheses with the goal of improving mobility for amputees.

According to a press release from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the 2-year study at UNO’s Biomechanics Research Building will be based on research conducted by doctoral student Jenny Kent and work performed by alumnus Shane Wurdeman, PhD, a researcher for Hanger Inc. Kent previously worked as a researcher for the U.K. Ministry of Defense at Headley Court, which provides rehabilitation for military veterans who have sustained major injuries including amputations.

Researchers develop wearable tech to enhance human motion

November 25, 2015
Researchers at Hiroshima University and Daiya Industry Co. Ltd., Japan, have developed a new model of pneumatic muscle and an active type of assistive equipment…

VIDEO: O&P professionals are part of a team

November 25, 2015
SAN ANTONIO — O&P professionals are all on the same team, according to Brad Watson, BOCO, BOCP, of Bowling Green Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Study finds decline in diabetes related amputations

November 24, 2015
The number of diabetes-related amputations has decreased significantly since the mid-1990s due to improvements in diabetes care, according to results published online…

OPIE Software announces partnership with Restorative Care of America

November 24, 2015
OPIE Software, of Gainesville, Fla., recently announced Restorative Care of America Inc., of St. Petersburg, Fla., has become an integrated supplier within the OPIE…
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