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Dr. Rory Cooper, Director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories  at the University of Pittsburgh.
May 09, 2023

Engineer and athlete Rory Cooper, Ph.D., draws from personal experience to design new technologies for people with disabilities

Rory Cooper, Ph.D., is a Paralympian, Army veteran, world-renowned inventor and engineer, and disability advocate. In 1994, he founded the...

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About 2 million people in the United States are living with an amputation, with lower-limb amputations being the most common.
March 14, 2023

How a prosthetic ankle improves balance control

When someone loses a leg or other limb, a prosthetic device (a tool designed to replace a missing part of...

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January 14, 2019

NIH collaborates on national limb loss registry

Limb loss is an important medical issue, especially for U.S. military service members. Now the first national database on...

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