Amputation

How To : Open bottles with one arm without prosthetics

A below elbow arm amputee shows how to open bottles one handed, without a prosthetic device. This technique is also great for people with arthritis pain, cerebral palsy, weak joints, stroke, and people who want to be ready for the worst-case-scenario that they suddenly have on ...more

How To : Tie a tie with only one arm as an amputee

One armed tie tying and collar buttoning is tough for most people, let alone an individual who has suffered an amputation. Here's a lesson from an amputee on tying a tie and other suit tricks all while using one hand and no prosthetics. A thicker tie is easier as it will not b ...more

How To : Open cans as a one arm amputee with prosthetics

How to use a can opener with one hand or without a prosthesis. This is an adaptive equipment tutorial for handicapped, disabled or individuals that have lost limbs to amputation. This trick is important to ensure healthy living and daily tasks like opening food in the kitchen. ...more

How To : Turn a car key with a prosthetic arm for amputees

A below elbow arm amputee demonstrates how to turn a car key with his body powered prosthetic hook. This adapted equipment video is helpful for handicapped, disabled or individuals whom have lost limbs due to amputation. He's using a prosthetic arm outfitted with a hook to sta ...more

How To : Hold a knife with a prosthetic hook for amputees

A below elbow arm amputee demonstrates how to hold and use a knife with his prosthetic hook. This is an adaptive living video that helps handicapped, disabled or individuals that have lost a limb due to amputation. Using a prosthetic hand or hook can be challenging in the kitc ...more

How To : Tie your shoes with one hand.

An amputee shows the way to tie shoe laces with one hand or one arm. He has no prosthetic help meaning he doesn't use a hook. This can be a huge challenge in life for persons with missing limbs or in need of adapted living situations. Shoelaces are tough enough with two hands, ...more

How To : Tie a shoelaces with a prosthetic arm for amputees

A below elbow arm amputee demonstrates how to tie a shoe with his prosthetic hook. This is an adaptive equipment tutorial for handicapped, disabled or individuals that have lost limbs to amputation. The prosthetic arm outfitted with a hook or hand can be body powered or myoele ...more

News : World's First Bionic Cat

Oscar the cat is one lucky feline. After losing his two hind legs in a combine harvester, his loving owners had Oscar outfitted with two prosthetic paws, or metallic pegs to be more specific. This revolutionary veterinary procedure is nothing to scoff at - biomedical engineer ...more

How To : Open a jar with a prosthetic arm

A below elbow arm amputee demonstrates how to open a jar with his prosthetic hook. This is an adaptive equipment tutorial for handicapped, disabled or individuals that have lost limbs to amputation. The prosthetic arm outfitted with a hook or hand can be body powered or myoele ...more

How To : Work with amputees as a rehab Pilates instructor

This clip demonstrates some rehabilitation exercises that you can use for clients who have suffered from an amputation. Whether you're toying with the idea of opening up your own rehabilitative Pilates studio or merely need some help tackling a certain pedagogical or administr ...more

How To : Change hook bands for prosthetic maintenance

A below elbow arm amputee demonstrates how to change the hook tension bands on a Hosmer 555 hook. This is a prosthetic maintenance video for disabled, handicapped or individuals that have lost limbs to amputation. It's an adaptive equipment video that ensures proper care of on ...more

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