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Artificial limbs help amputees make everyday tasks easier

Jordan Largey
Mesa Legend

Artificial Limbs

Prosthetics. Artificial limbs. Artificial skin. These are all used on people who need them. Mostly men and women in the armed forces. The technology and science of these artificial limbs have become so remarkable, people often wonder how this is possible. What are artificial limbs? They are a type of prosthesis that replaces a missing extremity, such as arms or legs. There are four main types of prosthetics: you have the below and above the knee and below and above the elbow. These help make the lives of amputees much easier and without the help of a guide or an assistant. Mostly military hospitals and the big named hospitals have and use these prosthetics.
But as time goes on, more and more local hospitals will get easier access to them. What most people don’t know is that they are not just limbs; anything that can be replaced will be replaced with an artificial limb.

No one should have to live a life without an arm or a leg and fortunately, this will give those people a chance to live a life that is as close to normal as possible.  What if there was a way to make all of this even better?  There is and it’s all about connecting the limb with the nerves in the brain so you can control them with your mind like how a real limb would.  “The long-term goal for all of this work is to have noninvasive — no extra surgeries, no extra implants — ways to control a dexterous robotic device,” said Robert Armiger, project manager for amputee research at the Johns Hopkins lab. Great minds have come together to make something so beautiful to help other people in need.That is the good of humanity. Prosthetics have helped athletes to keep going in their careers.They’ve even made artificial limbs that can withstand water so that is a big plus in the industry.

ASU documentary playing at local theater

Nikki Waldmann
Mesa Legend

A free screening of ‘Refuse! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet’ will be playing on Wednesday, April 20 at Harkins Valley Art Theater in Tempe.  This film is a documentary that follows “Reuse Pro” Alex Eaves and his cross-country journey.  As Alex goes on his journey he finds ways to reuse waste to help our environment. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will be begin at 7:00 p.m., after the film will be a Q&A. Free parking will be provided at Brickyard Parking Garage, with validations at the theather concession stand.

EVENTS On Campus

Legally Blonde the Musical

April 8, 7:30 p.m. – April 16, 2 p.m.
Southern & Dobson Campus
Performing Arts Center

After Legally Blonde became a huge movie hit, it was then turned into a live musical. MCC has brought the fun musical here to share with the public.
Ticket Information visit: www.mesacc.edu/arts/event/2016-04/legally-blonde-musical


EVENTS Off Campus

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage – Concert Tour 2016

April 3, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St Mesa

This concert dedicated to all Star Trek fans new and old. For all music lovers and science fiction fans everywhere, over 50 years of television and movie clips will be played while listening to live orchestra.
Ticket Information Visit:


Country Thunder USA

April 7 to April 10
Country Thunder Festival Grounds
20585 E. Price (Station) Road Florence

Country thunder is back for their 22nd year to celebrate new and only the best country music. The four day event has some of the best country music stars to date.
Ticket Information visit: www.aizona.countrythunder.com


Color The Night At I.D.E.A. Museum

April 8, 6 to 10 p.m.
I.D.E.A. Museum
150 W. Pepper Place Mesa

A great event for all adults looking to re-live their childhood for one night. Raffles & prizes will be handed out, along with a bar and appetizers. An “Underwater FantaSea art exhibition, “Dessert in the Dark in “Mad Hatter” black-light room.” Along with an educational entertainment exhibit.
Ticket Information Visit: www.ideamuseum.org/ctn.html

Eastmark Awesomefest

April 9, 5 to 9 p.m.
Eastmark Great Park
10100 E Ray Rd Mesa

Great fun for the whole family, enjoy live circus master with acts, interactive trapeze, food trucks, wine gardens and so much more.
Admission: Free

Mesa Legend Staff

Mesa Legend Staff

Stories contributed by MCC journalism students. See end of each article for corresponding authors.
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