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Ian Davis has a Youtube channel dedicated his engineering of his own prosthetic hand. Over the years he's come up with different designs with different functions. Here he is showing off the splay function. Sorry, there's just no denying that this thing is absolutely awesome.

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Australian Dentist Creates First Prosthetic Foot For Koala

This handsome Koala certainly lives up to his name -- Triumph. Meet the adorable koala Triumph, who was born with a foot missing. Triumph was taken into care back in 2017 after being spotted with his dying mother in New South Wales. 

Vets soon realized Triumph was missing a limp, due to an inexplicable birth defect. They could also tell that his missing limp would sometimes cause him pain. His rescuer and vet nurse, Marley Christian, from Friends of Koala, began to dress Triumph's stump in dolls' socks and little booties. They have discovered that when doing so, it helped relieve some of the sensitivity Triumph was feeling. 

Marley Christian searched the globe for someone to make a prosthetic, unfortunately, no one was willing to take on the task. "We were told it had not been done and it could not be done," Marley Christian told ABC

An American company that specialized in animal prosthetics decided to take Triumph's case, but sadly, they could not manufacture a design that would comfortably stay on. It wasn't until Marley Christian mentioned Triumph's case in passing to an Australian dentist, Lismore dental prosthetist Jon Doulman, who then volunteered to help build Triumph a prosthetic foot himself. 

And he succeeded. 

Story via ABC

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Retired Army Dog With Prosthetic Paws Receives Highest Animal Honor Medal

A hero that everyone can't help but adore, Kuno, retired British Army Working Dog who served in Afghanistan has received the highest animal honor possible - the Dickin Medal. the award was given to him for his incredible actions and bravery during a 2019 operation against one of Al Qaeda's compounds, which you can read about below. The poor pooch was injured during the operation - both of his legs getting shot, one bullet narrowly missing a main artery, but he is a fighter, and as bravely he fought then, he continues fighting now, brandishing the more than well-deserved medal on his fluffy doggo chest. 

story about a military dog serving in Afghanistan getting shot in in both hind legs and receiving a medal of honor thumbnail includes two pictures including the dog with the prosthetic paws and another of the dog and his handler kneeling together
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This guy's ability to take something that would devastate most anyone in the world, and use it as a chance to highlight his own mad skills is truly inspiring. 

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Guy Pops Out False Eye to Prove He Didn't See Other Customer

It can be hard to prove to someone that you just made a simple human error, especially when they're a stranger in line at the store. With this guy, he had a winning strategy for showing this other guy that he didn't see him. Sometimes fellow customers aren't so understanding.

Person pops out false eye to prove that they didn't see someone in line | post by rde42 really, really didn't see oc s This just about qualifies as malicious compliance think. Backstory back 2010 had my left eye removed, due cancer s no big problem but obviously my field vision on side is not quite
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Bionic Cat Goes Viral For Being The First Cat In Italy To Receive Prosthetic Legs

A Christmas miracle: Vito is a six-year-old cat from Milan, Italy, who has become an internet "superstar" as the first in Italy to receive two prosthetic hind legs following a serious road accident. 

The poor cat had both rear legs amputated after they were crushed by a vehicle in Milan while his owners were away on their honeymoon. The couple, former basketball player Silvia Gottardi and her wife Linda Ronzoni, returned home immediately. Vito's story has been widely shared with the hashtag #vituzzosuperstar. His surgery to attach two prostheses by inserting them directly into his remaining upper leg bones has reportedly never before been achieved successfully in Italy. Here are some photos of this adorable Italian cat trying to face a new life on two legs.

Source: BBC

Bionic cat from Italy with prosthetic legs | ginger cat with its two back legs missing, instead wearing metallic prosthetic legs
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Movie Magic: Stars And Their Iconic Transformative Make-Up

The make-up and prosthetics department in the cinema world brings the characters to life! They do such an incredible job at transforming stars into their characters, sometimes it's unreal how life-like they look. Plain and simple, what they do is art. 

I mean, just look at a majority of Gary Oldman movies -- the guy is a total chameleon but he wouldn't be as such without an incredible make-up team behind him! Still a fantastic actor though. If you're reading this Gary Oldman, we love you! 

Okay, got off track there for a second. Here are some amazing cinema transformations that blew our minds: 

makeup prosthetics movies cinema | chris hemsworth as thor in the marvel movie avengers endgame being fitted into a fat suit in order to make him look much less in shape than he is
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17 Animals That Are Super Happy About Their New Prosthetic Limbs

Or they're just happy to be able to finally use the limbs they already have. All of these sweet creatures were taken care of by the awesome people at Animal Orthocare.

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The arm was created by Enabling the Future, which has a chapter at Sienna College in Albany, New York. For its first project the Siena e-NABLE group made an Iron Man-themed hand for 5-year-old Jack Carder in Ohio.



In this case, nine-year-old Karissa Mitchell's (who was born without a right hand and most of her wrist) mother reached out to the group on campus, Siena College's director of marketing and communications said.

"She's watched the movie at least 100 times. We sing the songs all the time. We even have a karaoke machine that's 'Frozen'-themed," said Karissa's mother. The prosthetic was built using a 3-D printer and is comprised of 30 parts (it took near 30 hours to make).

To help Karissa achieve her dream of becoming a Disney princess, the team used "a pretty transparent ice blue color filament and added snowflakes to the forearm and her name with an Elsa crown on the cuff," said Alyx Gleason, the project lead and president of Siera e-NABLE. The arm also came with an Olaf LED light source.

Anyone who is in need of an arm or hand is encouraged to reach out to Siena e-NABLE.

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The arm was created by Enabling the Future, which has a chapter at Sienna College in Albany, New York. For its first project the Siena e-NABLE group made an Iron Man-themed hand for 5-year-old Jack Carder in Ohio.



In this case, nine-year-old Karissa Mitchell's (who was born without a right hand and most of her wrist) mother reached out to the group on campus, Siena College's director of marketing and communications said.

"She's watched the movie at least 100 times. We sing the songs all the time. We even have a karaoke machine that's 'Frozen'-themed," said Karissa's mother. The prosthetic was built using a 3-D printer and is comprised of 30 parts (it took near 30 hours to make).

To help Karissa achieve her dream of becoming a Disney princess, the team used "a pretty transparent ice blue color filament and added snowflakes to the forearm and her name with an Elsa crown on the cuff," said Alyx Gleason, the project lead and president of Siera e-NABLE. The arm also came with an Olaf LED light source.

Anyone who is in need of an arm or hand is encouraged to reach out to Siena e-NABLE.

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The arm was created by Enabling the Future, which has a chapter at Sienna College in Albany, New York. For its first project the Siena e-NABLE group made an Iron Man-themed hand for 5-year-old Jack Carder in Ohio.



In this case, nine-year-old Karissa Mitchell's (who was born without a right hand and most of her wrist) mother reached out to the group on campus, Siena College's director of marketing and communications said.

"She's watched the movie at least 100 times. We sing the songs all the time. We even have a karaoke machine that's 'Frozen'-themed," said Karissa's mother. The prosthetic was built using a 3-D printer and is comprised of 30 parts (it took near 30 hours to make).

To help Karissa achieve her dream of becoming a Disney princess, the team used "a pretty transparent ice blue color filament and added snowflakes to the forearm and her name with an Elsa crown on the cuff," said Alyx Gleason, the project lead and president of Siera e-NABLE. The arm also came with an Olaf LED light source.

Anyone who is in need of an arm or hand is encouraged to reach out to Siena e-NABLE.