Prosthetics Technology Advances

Prosthetics technology is undergoing advances every bit as revolutionary as regenerative medicine - in many ways it is another path to the same end goals. Diversity is always a good sign in technological progress; many divergent efforts are more likely to produce widely applicable results over the long term. EurekAlert reports on one small part of this ongoing process: "We plan to spend this $6.7 million to further develop technology that we hope will someday help blind individuals see, allow paraplegics to stand and eventually walk, and let people with vocal cord problems speak ... To go from a bundle of wires sticking out of somebody's head to a totally implantable system that is invisible will be a major advance in this technology."

Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-12/uou-mf122904.php

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