Mich. company moves forward with implantable cushioning device
Michigan-based Advanced Amputee Solutions is using its partnership with Quantum Medical Concepts and a $100,000 investment to move ahead with launching its Cushioning Implantable End Pad for amputees wearing artificial limbs. The polymer-based device is implanted during the amputation surgery to help eliminate discomfort in the prosthetic socket. Michipreneur (Michigan)
Brain-wave technology allows users to control prosthetic limbs
Technology developed by Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis is moving closer to allowing prosthesis wearers to control their prosthetic limbs using brain waves. Although early brain research experimented with implanted electrodes that were attached to a computer, scientists are working to develop wireless connections. PopularMechanics.com
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AOPA's concerns have been included in the House Ways and Means Committee draft bill addressing Medicare fraud, RACs and ALJ delays. Read how this affects O&P. Bilateral amputee Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., was denied a proxy vote during her pregnancy. The Amputee Coalition and the Academy partner to offer consumer brochures. Prosthetists: Help UTSA engineering students design a prosthetic foot by completing a survey. Register for AOPA's Mastering Medicare: Essential Coding and Billing Seminars in 2015! Get the details inside. Call for Papers: Become a presenter at the 2015 AOPA National Assembly. And exhibit space is now available! Register for the Dec. 10 AOPA webinar on the new codes for 2015. All this and more in today's AOPA Breaking News!
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