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China gets 300th gold in Paralympic history


September 7th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Para-athlete Zhao Xu took China's 300th gold medal in Paralympic history here Thursday, winning the men's 100m-T46 final.Zhao Xu, 27, who began the sport in Grade ... Read more...

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British soldier fitted with new Bionic Arm


February 21st, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.21 (ANI): Corporal Andrew Garthwaite (23), of the Queen's Royal Lancers, has become Britain's first military amputee to be fitted with a bionic arm.The soldier had lost his right arm last ... Read more...

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British soldier gets forces’ first bionic arm


February 19th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) A British soldier, who lost his arm in a grenade attack in Afghanistan, has become the country's first military amputee to be fitted with a bionic arm.Corporal Andrew ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bionic arm that relies on mind power to work


February 13th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) In a chapter straight out of sci-fi, scientists have fashioned a bionic arm by connecting nerves from an amputee's stump to his chest muscles to make it work ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

France’s Quadruple Amputee Philippe Croizon Crosses English Channel


September 21st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Wissant, France, Sep 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Where there is a will, there is always a way. Even without arms and legs, Philippe Croizon never stopped dreaming of making it big ... Read more...

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Stone Age amputee medics more advanced than previously thought


July 6th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Scientists have found that amputation techniques were not primitive, but quite advanced even in the Stone Ages.In a Neolithic site excavated in 2005 at Buthiers-Boulancourt, 40 miles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Medicare denies wheelchair for elderly with both legs amputated


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:22 am ICT by BNO News
YUCCA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – The American Association for Homecare (AAH) released a Mobility Matters bulletin on Thursday, which presents a case in which Medicare denied a wheelchair for an elderly ... Read more...

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Robotic ankle puts the spring back into an amputee’s step, literally


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a prosthetic device called SPARKy (Spring Ankle with Regenerative Kinetics), a robotic ankle system which helps amputees get around with a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet Deepa Malik, a rallyist with a difference


October 10th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 11 (IANS) Deepa Malik, who is competing in the 11th edition of what is arguably the world's highest and toughest motor rally - the Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya - is a ... Read more...

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Scientists develop robotic hand that ‘restores sense of touch’


September 10th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): The first robotic hand to give amputees a sense of touch has been created by Swedish scientists.When pressed against an object the 40 sensors in the Smarthand get ... Read more...

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Stevie Wonder may participate in Dancing with the Stars


December 13th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 13 (ANI): Popstar Stevie Wonder may soon be seen shaking a leg on the show Dancing with the Stars.The blind musician has reportedly surprised all with his move."You''ve ... Read more...

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Blade Runner fails to qualify for the Olympic games in Beijing


July 19th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): An amputee sprinter, whos nicknamed the Blade Runner, has failed in his bid to qualify for this summers Olympics in Beijing, after South Africas athletics federation left ... Read more...

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Sharon Stone under fire for making a spider an amputee


July 18th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , July 18 (ANI): As if her China comment at Cannes wasnt enough, Sharon Stone is once again at the centre of a controversy, this time angering animal rights group ... Read more...

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When Sharon Stone chose to make a spider an amputee!


July 14th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 14 (ANI): Sharon Stone had once forced the filmmakers to mutilate a spider, it has been revealed.In his autobiography, Ernie, Hollywood legend Ernest Borgnine revealed that during ... Read more...

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Bionic hand bags UKs top engineering prize


June 10th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): The worlds first commercially available bionic hand, called the i-LIMB, has won this years MacRobert award.The prosthetic device that looks and acts like a real human hand ... Read more...

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