First above knee amputee to ski cross country style standing on both feet thanks to his own invention of a specialized prosthetic knee (the XT9 ESPK) device which mimics quadriceps function.
The University of Hartford on Monday announced a new master’s degree program in prosthetics and orthotics, a field that is experiencing growing demand and dramatic technological advancements.
The new program is a collaboration between the University and the Newington Certificate Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics (NCP), and will be based in the Department of Physical Therapy within the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP). The program will be taught on the University’s main campus and at NCP headquarters at Hanger Orthotics and Prosthetics Inc. in Newington, Conn.
The first complete cohort is expected to start in 2012. The program will offer two paths to obtaining a master of science in prosthetics and orthotics. One will be the traditional master’s pathway, in which a prospective student with a bachelor’s degree applies to the two-year professional program.
In addition, the University will offer a “3-plus-2 program.” Under that path, undergraduates at the University of Hartford can major in health sciences with a concentration in prosthetics and orthotics, and combine their fourth year of undergraduate work with their first year of graduate study.
Both paths will include a post-graduate, two-year residency requirement as a prerequisite for the board certification exams.
Chances are that you have seen a dog or cat with just three legs. Some pets are born without a complete set of legs and others might lose their legs due to trauma or disease. Thanks to new technologies, veterinarians and pet owners are discovering that prosthetics can help their animal companions lead more normal lives. What’s even more exciting? Research from prosthetics and pets may one day help human amputees.
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From thin mints to -- prosthetic hands?
They call themselves the Flying Monkeys. A Girl Scout team consisting of 11 to 13 year-old girls developed a prosthetic hand device called the BOB-1. A member of that team who has a limb difference was the inspiration for the project. The device is already being put to use.
This is Danielle. A three-year-old from Duluth, Georgia. The prosthetic arm the Flying Monkeys designed has helped her hold a pencil with her right arm and write for the first time.
The device can also help in everyday tasks like coloring, eating and personal grooming. The Flying Monkeys tell ABC, the best thing about their device is its potential to help even more children.
Girl Scout 1: “It is fun to be able to help people, it’s rewarding.”
Girl Scout 2: “If we could make more we would actually change other kid’s lives.”
Girl Scout 3: “It feels really good knowing that she can actually be able to do something she might not have been able to do with her right hand.”
The girls did their homework before designing the prosthetic arm. A writer for Popular Science explains the extent of their research.
“The Girl Scouts visited a prosthetics manufacturer and an occupational therapist to learn about existing prosthetics, and they learned they’re expensive and cumbersome, so they wanted to build something that was simple to put on and use.”
The Flying Monkeys received the Global Innovation Award and $20,000 to patent the invention. The girls were chosen by nearly 1 million people who visited the award website from 145 countries. One of girl’s mothers explains to NBC-affiliate WHO their excitement.
“The kids were all screaming and yelling, AHHHHHHH and jumping up and down and it was mind blowing. When they put their minds to it, there is nothing they cannot do.”
So is this intelligent piece of innovation enough to keep those Boy Scouts across the campfire at bay? A writer at Gizmodo says there’s a whole lot girl power leading the charge.
“While the Boy Scouts might have their ballyhooed robotics badge, it is actually the Girl Scouts who struck first in this pee-wee tech war...”
The Flying Monkeys are among more than 200 Girl Scout robotics teams across the US. It’s all part of an initiative to encourage children to focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
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