Prosthetics

  • Airlines can no longer refuse to fly differently-abled passengers March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving a sigh of relief to the differently-abled people, no airlines can refuse any person with disabilities to fly in the aircraft. The ruling comes after the government framed stricter guidelines to aide air travel of such passengers. Airport operators will now have to make special arrangements for...
  • Scientists develop prosthetic hand that can feel February 8, 2014

    Washington: European researchers said Wednesday they have created a "revolutionary" prosthetic hand that helped an amputee who had not experienced the sensation of touch for over nine years to feel differences again in real-time. The findings were published in the US journal Science Translational Medicine, Xinhua reported. Researchers from Italy, Switzerland, Germany,...
  • Man with prosthetic leg asked to strip for security check at Delhi airport October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Months after a woman was allegedly asked to remove her prosthetic leg at an airport, another passenger with a prosthetic leg recounts his humiliation at Delhi's IGI Airport. He was forced to strip for a security check. This comes two months after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security...
  • 7-year-old Boston bomb survivor using prosthetic leg August 16, 2013

    A 7-year-old girl who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings is learning to use a prosthetic leg as her family still mourns the death of her older brother in the April attack. The family of Jane Richard and the late 8-year-old Martin Richard said on Thursday...
  • Should sensitivity towards differently abled at airports be compromised with safety? July 13, 2013

    After Suranjana Ghosh Aikra told how she was harassed at the Mumbai airport just last week and was asked to take off her prosthetic leg and that meant she had to strip, Bhagyam Arvind narrates the same ordeal. ...
  • Should Indian airports be more sensitive towards the differently abled? July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: A woman on Friday said she was harassed at the Mumbai airport just last week. Suranjana Ghosh Akira was asked to take off her prosthetic leg and that meant she had to strip. Suranjana Ghose Akira would strike one as any young successful hardworking professional, which she is. She...
  • i-limb app lets amputees program their own bionic hands May 4, 2013

    Philadelphia: Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands. Now, he's got an app. Koger came to Philadelphia this week to demonstrate the i-limb ultra revolution, a prosthetic developed by the British firm Touch Bionics....
  • Firm to pay Rs 4.46 L for selling defective prosthesis December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A rehabilitation services company, which provides artificial limbs to amputees, has been directed by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs 4.46 lakh to a handicapped man for selling him a defective electric hand. The South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held the Indian office...
  • Finnish man installs his memory in his finger March 30, 2009

    Helsinki: A Finnish computer engineer who lost one of his fingers in a motorcycle accident has come up with a novel use for his prosthetic finger--as a USB memory stick. Jerry Jalava, 24, lost most of his finger after his motorbike collided with a deer on his way home from work...
  • A special Diwali for a 7/11 vicitm October 18, 2006

    Mumbai: Padding up for the second innings of his life, Kamlesh Rajdhar is happy that he's able to walk out of Ward number 30 at Sion hospital to embrace life once again. Kamlesh has lost his limbs in the 7/11 blasts. With the horrors of 7/11 thankfully behind him 19-year-old Kamlesh...
  • High five to world's first bionic woman September 15, 2006

    Atlanta: Twenty six-year-old Claudia Mitchell was used to taking on rigorous physical challenges when she was a US marine. But Mitchell lost her left arm in a motorcycle accident two years ago. The accident brought a challenge she couldn't have anticipated. But this week, Mitchell was fitted with a state of...