Prosthetics

  • Airlines can no longer refuse to fly differently-abled passengers 29-03-2014 08:57 AM

    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 08-02-2014 01:19 PM

    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,...
  • Man with prosthetic leg asked to strip for security check at Delhi airport 21-10-2013 10:22 AM

    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 16-08-2013 10:10 AM

    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...
  • Should sensitivity towards differently abled at airports be compromised with safety? 13-07-2013 12:10 PM

    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? 12-07-2013 09:05 PM

    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 04-05-2013 01:01 PM

    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...
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  • High five to world's first bionic woman 15-09-2006 05:34 PM

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