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General Discussion / uplifting story
« on: May 06, 2010, 10:38:03 AM »
Here is a link to a story about a young woman who has overcome more obstacles than any of us.

General Discussion / New generation c-leg
« on: December 13, 2009, 02:35:17 PM »
Here is a link to a new design for otto bock c-leg that is being tested on vets at walter reed  army hospital. will be available for civilians in a year or two

General Discussion / CNN story about amputees
« on: August 30, 2009, 07:09:28 PM »
Here is a link to a cnn story about children getting help with prosthetics

General Discussion / link to new design in robotic prosthetic arm
« on: April 12, 2009, 07:56:25 AM »
Here is a link to an interesting new German invention.>

Also I was wondering if anyone is using Ossur's Proprio foot.

General Discussion / ability expo
« on: April 07, 2009, 08:32:33 PM »

Here is a link to a free 3 day show in the New York /New Jersey area. I went to their site and found lots of interesting links to specialty products and services for disabled people. It is worth a look. Herb

General Discussion / Spring
« on: March 21, 2009, 11:58:51 AM »
Happy Spring - first day of Spring and it is 10 F here. Here are some photos my son took of me feeding the horses yesterday. I am having trouble getting them small enough to fit. Herb

General Discussion / above knee ertl procedure
« on: March 01, 2009, 01:13:38 PM »
I was wondering if anyone here has had an above knee ertl amputation. Can you let me know what you think of it, does it do what it is supposed to do, how fast is recovery, can you weight bear on the end of your residual leg, how fast were you in a prosthesis. thanks, herb

General Discussion / article on prosthesis control
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:30:18 AM »
Here is an article about a new surgical  technique to help upper amputees control their prosthesis. maybe it will someday apply to lower prosthetics also

General Discussion / robotic leg
« on: November 10, 2008, 10:24:09 AM »
Here is a link to some amazing work honda is doing.  It is available in either a one or two leg version for rent right now. They are still in development, but it is very expensive at this time around 1200 pounds per month. Herb

General Discussion / national debt
« on: October 12, 2008, 09:29:35 PM »

I think our politicians need to take a vacation from spending our taxes. Herb

General Discussion / amputee olympic swimmer
« on: August 20, 2008, 09:08:46 PM »
here is a link to an MSNBC article of interest about an Olympic swimmer who is an an above knee amputee. herb

Here is a link about a prosthetic leg for a dog permanently attached to the dog's remaining bone. There is an article and a video at the link. Herb

Insurance Coverage / insurance
« on: June 10, 2008, 07:15:57 AM »
Hi All - here is a MSNBC article about insurance and amputation  Herb

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