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Study: powered prostheses show greater effect on walking than passive prostheses

January 30, 2015

Powered prostheses could improve ankle power, step-to-step transition and reduce metabolic demands over passive devices, according to a study recently published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International.

Researchers at the Brooke Army Medical Center used repeated measures to explore mechanical work during step-to-step transitions from a trailing prosthetic to the leading intact limb, steady state metabolic rate and ankle joint kinetics and kinematics.

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Diabetes self-management education effective in developing countries, but gaps exist

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In developing countries, diabetes self-management education programs appear to be effective in the short term, according to a systematic review published in The

Canadian grant to fund inexpensive prostheses for amputees in Uganda, Guatemala

January 30, 2015
Two projects focusing on 3-D printing technology to aid amputees have been awarded grants from Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.Christian…
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Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering and Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition are developing a framework that could…
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