Tag Archives: Prosthetics

Meet America’s five quadruple amputees injured in Iraq, Afghanistan

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Five remarkable young men are learning to thrive as quadruple amputees after surviving severe injuries while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meet Brendan Marrocco, Todd Nicely, John Peck, Travis Mills and Taylor Morris. Continue reading

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Young Marine pioneers latest technology in complex prosthetic arm

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Two years later after his arm was severed by an explosion in Afghanistan, a young Marine is pioneering the use of a new $110,000 robotic arm with an electronic motor and sensors able to read signals from his brain. Continue reading

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Veterans, military to try implants to better anchor prosthetics

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Researchers plan to test implanted devices to better anchor prosthetics worn by fighters who have lost limbs in war.
Today, military service members “have two, three or four limbs blown off who would have not lived in previous wars, and some of them have very short limbs,” said researcher Roy Bloebaum,
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