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Students to make prosthetic arms, hands for amputees in Colombia

March 27, 2017

Engineering students from the University of Rhode Island will travel to Colombia this summer to build prosthetic hands and arms for amputees, according to a press release. They have received a $25,000 federal grant.

“It is a meaningful and enriching project for our students, and we are honored to receive this prestigious award,’’ Silke Scholz, MBA, director of the Spanish International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Islands (URI), said in the release. “The grant also affirms URI’s commitment to community service and global studies.”

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New group created to expand resources for treatment of upper limb difference

March 24, 2017
HOUSTON — A new platform, presented at the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Annual Meeting, could provide an international, easy-to-use…
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Patients with arthrogryposis may experience functional limitations

March 24, 2017
HOUSTON — Patients with arthrogryposis may experience foot deformities, gait deviations and functional limitations in gross motor function and in gait in ankle…

NJHA, AARP voice concern ahead of House vote on American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017
COLLINGSWOOD, NJ — New Jersey residents and a panel of health care professionals and advocates voiced their concerns about the fate of the Affordable Care Act on…
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No significant difference in gait found with use of hinged vs solid AFOs for cerebral palsy

March 24, 2017
HOUSTON — There are no significant differences in gait or gross mobility between hinged and solid ankle-foot orthoses for patients with cerebral palsy who could…
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