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Brave New World for Amputees

By Jill | Uncategorized, ,

The twenty-first century has seen groundbreaking improvements in prosthetics for amputees, and developments continue at a rapid rate. The Department of Defense’s Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) program has been working with rehabilitation experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The researchers are working to develop a prosthetic arm that not only […]

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Medical Device Technologies Shaping Our World Today

By Jill | Medical Devices, , , , , , , , , ,

In 1958, Minneapolis engineer Earl Bakken produced the first wearable external pacemaker. Since that time, biomedical engineering has contributed to human welfare by alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life. Advanced medical devices have improved the quality of life for countless patients who have benefited from early diagnoses, less invasive treatments, reductions in recovery times, […]

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