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    Prosthetic limbs have been giving people second chances at life for the last 150 years. In those 150 years prosthetic limbs have come a long way, but there is still many problems. Out of the many problems in the prosthetic limb industry, there is three main problems. The main problems include making the product available for the mass market, price of each limb, and the last problem for prosthetic limbs is advancing the technology. Although prosthetic limbs are essential for some of the people in the world, there are still many problems with them, and that needs to be changed. The life of an amputee is hard, but producing to mass markets, lowering the price, and advancing the technology will make their life easier. One part of the prosthetic…

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    Advancements of Prosthetics Over the Years 1 in 190 Americans are currently living with the loss of a limb, in the year 2005 1.6 million people were living with the loss of a limb (Langtree,2016). Therefore, prosthetics have advanced due to the change to lighter material, the change in mobility (movement),and the design has become more productable and useful for the amputee. “The evolution of prosthetics is a long and storied history, from its primitive beginnings to its sophisticated present,…

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    Essay On Amputee Coalition

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    It is the devastating reality that nearly two million people are currently living with limb loss in the United States. I am writing this proposal to the Amputee Coalition, because I believe that it is time to research cheaper prosthetics for these two million people. Your average prosthesis can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $50,000, and it isn’t fair to those already possessing a disability. I write this because I plan to work in rehabilitative engineering, and want to build prosthetics that…

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    Bionic Prosthetic Limbs

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    difficult the lives could be after the amputees lost their arms or legs? Their lives will not be as easy as they had before. They cannot do many things that they used to do in their normal lives when they still have their limbs. A few hundred years ago, a hand amputee could only have a hook prosthesis with limited function and social stigma for the replacement of his hand. As the technology advances, hand amputees can now have the option for a hand transplant with bionic hands. Not only for the…

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    was made of bronze and Iron, possessing a wooden core made for a below the knee amputee. In the dark ages there was little advancement in the way of prosthetics, mostly just simple hooks and peg legs, many of these prosthetics were made to aid those wounded in battle or otherwise. The renaissance however was when we began to see real improvement and attempts at optimizing a more hand-like prosthetic for those missing limbs. However, as is still common today, the only ones to possess these hands…

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    Cold War Monologue

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    I think back to a conversation Paul and I had. He said that once I get out I should head straight to an institute for artificial limbs, I laughed at the thought of that. Little did I know now I wanted to give life another go. If Lewandowski can be cripple and happy, I don't see why I can't be. I was sent home four days earlier than the doctors had planned. They proclaimed that my stump had healed perfectly and I was safe to go home. My mother would be so heartbroken seeing me come out of war…

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    families with the gift of knowing their loved ones are still healthy and happy. Outside the field of medicine, new technologies such as nano-sensors are connecting us in ways beyond thought possible, with self driving cars the way we travel will be changed significantly, and the how we grow food will be changed dramatically with the emergence of vertical farming. Most of us are very fortunate to have all of our limbs so it’s hard for us to understand the importance of prosthetic limbs. Everyday…

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    Prosthetic Hands Essay

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    We use our hands for touching, grabbing, holding, feeling, manipulating, and caressing. Whether we acknowledge it or not, our hands are constantly making precise movements to allow for things like writing, art, or even things that give us pleasure like sports. Our hands are also capable of heavy labor, things such as lifting heavy objects, digging, or even to hold things. We even use our hands while talking to help further express our selves (Smith 2006). Over 25,000 people each year in the US…

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    Getting diagnosed paralyzed or losing a limb has to be one of the worst individual experiences a person can have. Thankfully, things could be looking up for these patients because DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has restored the sense of touch with a prosthetic arm given to a paralyzed person. Now, the patient can move the limbs with thought. “We’ve completed the circuit,” said DARPA program manager Justin Sanchez. “Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by thoughts are…

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    They went up to a barn and sat and talked for a while before he asked her to remove her leg and show him where it attached. She put it back on later then he removed it and put it far from her so she could not reach it and told her to leave it off for a while. He had told her the leg was what makes her different than everyone else. “She was as sensitive about the artificial leg as a peacock about his tail. No one ever touched it but her. She took care of it as someone else would his soul, in…

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