The Hosmer Model 6 Work Hook is by far the most robust, powerful and useful commercially available terminal device for real work, besides the Toughware PRX V2P Prehensor and the Toughware PRX Retro. This Hosmer device is particularly useful due to the backlock feature that allows the user to reliably hold also relatively heavy machines for an extended period of time (such as hedge cutters).
Category: News from the daily front
It is one thing to attract attention, but quite another to generate genuine laughs.
Disability humor just as ethnic or racial humor can be a powerful way to defuse stress and anger and yet, because disability is a permanent problem that marginalizes people in society, telling such jokes - many if not all of them very bitter - is reserved to people with disabilities.
Similarly, racial or ethnic jokes may be told by a member of the group that is made fun of in such a joke - but good etiquette forbids other people to assume such attempts at defusing or relaxing bitter humor and have a go themselves.
It is obvious that there are people that do that all the same. There is obviously something thoroughly wrong with them. Let's try to illuminate the subject.
Zurich, May 27th 2011.
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Wehrle presented the Otto Bock Michelangelo hand starting at 9:00 AM in a presentation at our local technical orthopedic service, Balgrist Tec. To that purpose he was wearing one on his right arm. This is my Gonzo report about the event.
An Austrian man who was the first in Europe to wear an innovative high-tech artificial arm has died after the car he was driving veered off the road and crashed into a tree.
Christian Kandlbauer lost both of his arms in an electrical accident in September 2005 but was able to live a largely normal life thanks to a mind-controlled robotic prosthetic left arm and a normal prosthesis in place of his right arm.
The 22-year-old died yesterday said Andreas Waltensdorfer, a senior physician at a hospital in the southern city of Graz, where Kandlbauer had been in intensive care since Tuesday, the day of the crash.
The cause of the crash remains unclear. Both Waltensdorfer and local police said today it was impossible to tell whether the accident was caused by problems with Kandlbauer's prosthetic arms.
Kandlbauer, who drove himself to work every morning after getting his driver's licence last year, had said his quality of life improved dramatically due to the mind-controlled prothesis, which recognised signals from his brain and moved accordingly.
"Thanks to the mind-controlled prothesis, I'm almost as independent and self-reliant as I was before my accident," Kandlbauer said in comments on the Web site of Otto Bock HealthCare Products, the company that produced the prothesis. "I can pretty much live the life before the accident."
Kandlbauer's car was adapted with special equipment and was approved by local transportation authorities.
Notburga Halbauer, a spokeswoman for Otto Bock, said Kandlbauer was the first person outside the United States to wear the mind-controlled prothesis.
Men, young men, cars, fast cars, always are a combination that sometimes end tragically. In this instance, all that remains is to wish the family and friends all the best.