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Amputee

AbleData
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
AbleData provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources within the United States. For each product a detailed description of the product, price (when available), and contact information is provided. They do not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this Web site.

American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center (AIDTAC)
AIDTAC provides information and technical assistance to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to help their members with disabilities live healthy, integrated lives within their communities.

Amputee K Levels
Amputee Life
The site describes the amputee K-levels ranking system, the common practice in the US that classifying amputees into 5 classes.

Artificial Limbs
MedlinePlus
An artificial limb can sometimes replace missing an arm or leg, some artificial limbs can help person function nearly as well as before. The device, prosthesis, can help to perform daily activities such as walking, eating, or dressing. More about: Assistive Devices

Assistive Technology Act
The Assistive Technology Act was first passed by Congress and signed by the President as the Technology-Related Assistance Act of 1988. It’s often called the Tech Act for short and has been reauthorized in 1994, 1998, and 2004. The most current version of the Act is authorized through 2010.

Assistive Technology Glossary
Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)


Assistive Technology Unit
Since 1991, the UIC Assistive Technology Unit has been providing mobile assistive technology services to underserved individuals with disabilities in northeast.

Instructions for a Below Knee Prosthesis
University of North Carolina

Limb Loss in Children: Prosthetic Issues
InMotion, Volume 16 • Issue 3 • May/June 2006

Ottobock
Ottobock is the medical technology company with its five divisions of Prosthetics, Orthotics, Neurostimulation, Mobility Solutions (manual and power wheelchairs as well as rehab products) and Patient Care & Business Services, offers its customers a wide range of products.

Prosthetic Care FAQs
American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Prosthetic FAQs for the New Amputee
Amputee Coalition of America
The document provides answers to questions new amputees frequently ask.

Prosthetic Feet
Amputee Coalition of America
The document describes types of prosthetic feet. Also available in Spanish.


When to Replace Prosthesis
Amputee Coalition of America
The fact sheet provides guidelines on how to determining when a prosthesis should be replaced.

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