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Author: Tara Created: 11/8/2009 9:09 AM
Please enjoy this list of great articles. Some show latest news updates, while others go into more detail.

 Bionic fingers. Rewired nerves. Science fiction becomes reality as scientists attempt to give prosthetics a sense of touch.


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  Inventor Dean Kamen previews the prosthetic arm he’s developing at the request of the US Department of Defense. His quiet commitment to using technology to solve problems — while honoring the human spirit — has never been more clear.


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  The DEKA bionic arm can control multiple joints simultaneously to pick up small objects such as this coin.


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Once again CS4A.org was an exhibitor at the Amputee Coalition America National Amputee Conference. I was pleasantly surprised to see the addition of an Upper Extremity Educational Track by Eric Westover. In fact, we were able to participate in one of the sessions and did a small presentation on how to tie you shoe one handed.

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Last year’s 2007 Amputee Conference was a big success. The ACA has hired new people to run it and you could see their dedication and commitment to the event. There seemed to be more Upper Extremity Amputees in attendance and there were even a few clinics directed at them. I was unable to attend the clinics because they ran at the same time as the Expo was open and therefore I needed to be at the table. But it was nice to FINALLY see UEA getting some attention as well as LEA. It will be interesting to see what this year brings in terms of this trend.

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