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.
The transhuman will be that individual who uses technology to improve skills and abilities such as sight, hearing, physical resistance, memory capacity, professional performance, etc., in such a way that, little by little, we will form a new race of humans that will be the posthumans.
Both of his feet were amputated when he was 11 months old owing to a congenital defect; he was born missing the outside of both feet and both fibulae. Pistorius ran in both nondisabled sprint events and in sprint events for below-knee amputees. He was the 10th athlete to compete at both the Paralympic Games and Olympic Games.
U.K.-based stuntwoman Olivia Jackson has won the latest stage in a long battle for damages following life-changing injuries she sustained during the filming of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” in 2015. Standing in for Milla Jovovich, Jackson was driving a motorcycle that collided head-on with a camera attached to a boom that extended from a motor vehicle during the shoot in South Africa. The camera was supposed to swoop up over her, but the camera rig was not lifted in time.