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Out on a Limb

Revolutionary prosthetics move from the lab to the bodies of amputees

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Overview

Genre
Science and Human Interest
Synopsis

Out On A Limb explores the evolution of prosthetics and the exciting advances being made at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering, and robotics. From Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and other leading universities, to the Amputee Coalition's camp for kids, what was once futuristic is occurring now and changing what it means to lose a limb. Advances in prosthetics always coincide with wars, but recent conflicts have spurred unprecedented funding, including the "Revolutionizing Prosthetics" project. Soldiers who have lost limbs receive the most media attention, but they are a fraction of the millions of amputees who are invisibly all around us. A science story and a human story, Out On A Limb shows the impact of this transformative science as revolutionary prosthetics move from the lab to the bodies of amputees.

Stage
finished
Running time
56 and 61 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Under the Sign LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2006-2012
Locations
USA, UK

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
Boston International Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival; Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival
Awards
Best Documentary - 2013 Boston International Film Festival
Distribution
NETA in USA; APT Worldwide internationally
Broadcast (Acq.)
KRCB presenting station and PBS stations through NETA in USA; Canada AIM TV; Next Step-Thailand
Language
English

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