The prosthesis is reported to perform admirably, weighing in at less than 3 lb and supporting weights up to 250 lb

Prosthesis allows amputees to walk in heels

A project from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University is providing a prosthesis to help women with lower limb amputations to walk in high heels. It’s an effort that could have a huge positive impact on people’s’ lives, from female veterans to the fashion conscious.

Child with prostetic arm shakes hand with ma

Amputee kids can now get Disney, Marvel and Star Wars themed prosthetics

A US-based start-up company, Open Bionics, is getting help from Disney to replace the boring prosthetic limb with the cool superhero-themed prosthetics for kids. These 3D-printed hands that will turn an amputee into a superhero.

Amputee holds orange in prosthetic hand

More access-improving technology

“The researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL) in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) recently developed a completely new sensory feedback channel which allowed a Danish 36 year-old amputee, Dennis Aabo Sørensen, to feel objects in his hand in real time. This was the first time in nine years that Sørensen experienced the sensation of touch.”…