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2-year-old Kayden Elijah was born with omphalocele, a birth defect that causes his intestines and other abdominal organs to stick out of his navel. Due to complications, he had to have his right foot and left leg amputated. Despite all of that, he's still determined to learn how to walk. (YouTube video)

VIDEO: 2-year-old learns to walk on prosthetics

Two-year-old Kayden Kinckle was born with omphalocele, a birth defect that causes his intestines and other abdominal organs to stick out of his navel. Due to complications, he had to have his right foot and […]

07/08/2014

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome. (AP Photo/Patrizia Tocci, Science Translational Medicine)

Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — European researchers have taken a step toward prosthetics with a sense of touch: They created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences in the shape and hardness of different objects, […]

02/06/2014

Heather Abbott of Newport, RI., wears her new "high-definition" silicon prosthetic leg, right, which now allows her to also wear 4-inch high heels during a media availability in Warwick, RI., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Marathon bomb victim gets new leg for high heels

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has a new prosthetic leg that will allow her to wear her favorite high heels. Heather Abbott of Newport showed off the […]

11/07/2013

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