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Prosthetic Design and Engineering

Medical device engineers face tough challenges when designing products, especially in the world of prosthetics. As engineers, we have common goals to solve problems and create solutions, but sometimes extreme performance characteristics overshadow...

DO’S AND DON’TS OF WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

If writing research proposals is part of your job, you've probably been frustrated with it at some point. While developing new concepts and ideas into a formal proposal can actually be fun at times, the pressure to receive funding can be incredibl...

3D Printed Prosthetics: Fad or Future?

About six years ago my father gave me a book titled, Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing. At the time, he told me that this would be coming to the field of prosthetics soon. It took me a while to get through the book because I didn’t in...

Prosthetic Myotraining with Video Games

Innovation and creativity have transformed many inconveniences and struggles into simple, even fun tasks. Your groceries can be ordered directly to your door and a voice-controlled speaker in your living room can let you know if it’ll rain o...

A New Era in Motion

My career as a prosthetist encompasses a mere sliver of time in the evolution of prosthetics. However, it is the last few decades that have seen pioneering, influential advances for individuals with limb loss and limb differences. In upper-limb pr...

TMR: The Future of Myoelectric Prosthetics?

In the prosthetics field, we’re all familiar with TMR, or Targeted Muscle Reinnervation. Although this isn’t a new concept, it’s only now gaining acceptance and popularity in the upper limb prosthetics field. I’m going to w...

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