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Spanish Federation of Prosthetic Orthotists: Uniting People with Disabilities and Prosthetic and Orthopedic Professionals
The Spanish Federation of Prosthetic Orthotists (FEDOP, Spanish acronym) (in Spanish) is the first state-level federation in Spain that brings together orthopedic professionals, manufacturers, and distributors and represents all professionals related to orthopedics in national and international forums. FEDOP is … Continue reading
April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. According to the Amputee Coalition, more than 2 million Americans are living with limb loss or limb difference, and about 28 million are at risk for amputation surgeries in any year … Continue reading
Google Announces a $20 million Initiative for People with Disabilities—Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities.
Google has announced it will be providing $20 million in Google.org grants for non-profit organizations utilizing emerging technology to increase independence of people living with disabilities. The initiative, “Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities” is designed to address the needs of the … Continue reading
Last week, we learned that Dudley Childress, PhD, a pioneer in rehabilitation engineering, passed away. You may or may not know his name, but if you use or know anyone who uses prosthetics or orthotics, or anyone who uses sip-and-puff … Continue reading
Bespoke Innovations, Inc. is on a mission to bring an individualized, human aspect to prosthetics for people who have congenital or traumatic limb loss. Bespoke designs “Fairings”, specialized coverings created using three-dimensional scanning that surround existing prosthetics, to capture every … Continue reading
On February 15, 2011 Secretary Shinseki announced <http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2056> the opening of the Veterans Administration’s second Industry Innovation Competition with five new topics and up to $100 million in potential awards. The Industry Innovation Competitions are designed to give VA the … Continue reading
While we were at the Special Libraries Association, our grants.gov alert popped up with these new funding opportunities. All three grant packages are now available to download. All three are due August 10th. Reducing Obesity and Obesity-Related Health Conditions Among … Continue reading
Deep in the 80s now! FAMILY AS THERAPEUTIC AGENT: LONG-TERM REHABILITATION FOR TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY PATIENTS: FINAL REPORT: MARY E SWITZER FELLOWSHIP REPORT. Jacobs, H E. 1984 O06761. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MODERN PROSTHETIC AND ORTHOTIC TECHNIQUES AND/OR HARDWARE … Continue reading