prosthetic device

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Related to prosthetic device: Artificial limb, prostheses
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Noun1.prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the bodyprosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
corrective, restorative - a device for treating injury or disease
glass eye - prosthesis consisting of an artificial eye made of glass
implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
pegleg, wooden leg, peg, leg - a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
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A retired mechanic, who suffered a sepsis infection that resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee, would be denied a prosthetic device by Medicare because he takes a common medication for the treatment of hypertension.
Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour announced the formation of a permanent technical committee to improve the quality of the prosthetic device industry and implement related research projects, according to a Tuesday statement by the ministry.
Washington, September 16 ( ANI ): Researchers have proved for the first time that it is possible to restore restoring decision-making in people who have reduced capacity due to brain disease or injury with the help of a prosthetic device in non-human primates.
Many years in development, the i-LIMB Hand is a prosthetic device that looks and acts like a real human hand with five individually powered digits, heralding a new generation in bionics and patient care.
Contributors explain the needs and future potential of retinal prosthetic devices, then get specific with information on retina implants (including noninvasive models), visual prostheses that improve reading, subretinal micro-implants for retinitis pigmentosa, electrode architecture for retinal interfaces, circuit designs that model the properties of the outer and inner retina, retinal stimulation with surface electrode arrays, Glaucoma drainage, corneal regeneration, toric lenses in correction of postkeratoplasty, artificial lenses for the treatment of high myopia, a telescoping prosthetic device and internal corneal ring segments for keratoconus.
Sensors in the prosthetic device detect the movement, and direct her robotic hand to close.
Surveillance itself is also interrogated, explicitly and forcefully in Harun Farocki's two-channel video installation, playfully in Ben Judd's I Remember (Cindy Sherman), 2000, and wryly in Krzyszt of Wodiczko's mad anti-shyness prosthetic device.
For the patient, the fit of a prosthetic device can define the quality of life.
Yet they will often recommend what type of prosthetic device you should use for the life you wish to lead.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The term "mobile app" is taking on a revolutionary new meaning as iPhone and iPad apps and a game-changing new prosthetic device give people who have lost limbs mobility options they could only have imagined.
Our article "Unilateral lower-limb loss: Prosthetic device use and functional outcomes in servicemembers from Vietnam war and OIF/OEF conflicts" addresses prosthetic devices used at every level of limb loss by participants [7].
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a prosthetic device called SPARKy (Spring Ankle with Regenerative Kinetics), a robotic ankle system which helps amputees get around with a literal spring in their step.