April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. Every day, more than 500 people in the U.S. lose a limb. By 2050, the Amputee Coalition estimates that the number of people with limb loss will nearly double. The loss of a limb can happen for numerous reasons, everything from an accident to diabetes or even cancer.
Prosthetics can be very expensive, but they can help people to regain their independence and to do the things they enjoy. In addition to the types of prosthetics listed above, there are also a number of other types of prosthetics that are available.
Emery Vanderburgh co-founded the advocacy group Ampuseek because of the challenges she faced getting funding for a prosthetic leg.
The most technological implants in the body (female) is 52 and was achieved by Anastasia Synn (USA) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Milan, Italy, on 2 February 2023.
Anastasia has various interactive, technological implants with the most poignant being multiple tributes to her late husband.
A gun accident left Rob Spence blind in one eye as a kid. So he put a working camera there. Into his right eye socket.
Russ Foxx, using body modification to enhance human abilities. He defined himself as a transhumanist.