Bionic

06.09.15
Bionic leg climbs stairs with ease
06.09.15

Bionic leg climbs stairs with ease

As advanced as prosthetic feet and legs have become, they're frequently lousy with stairs. You usu...

By J. Fingas,   06.09.15
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03.24.15
Super-precise artificial hand uses smart wires as muscles
03.24.15

Super-precise artificial hand uses smart wires as muscles

As a rule, bionic hands are clunky contraptions made of motors, pneumatics and other machinery tha...

By J. Fingas,   03.24.15
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12.17.14
DARPA-funded mind-controlled robotic arm now works a lot better
12.17.14

DARPA-funded mind-controlled robotic arm now works a lot better

At Expand NY in November, DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar talked about the erm, friendlier projects...

By M. Moon,   12.17.14
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05.09.14
FDA approves a life-like prosthetic arm from the man who invented the Segway
05.09.14

FDA approves a life-like prosthetic arm from the man who invented the Segway

After years of testing, the FDA today approved a new type of prosthetic arm that its makers claim...

By R. Lawler,   05.09.14
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05.02.13
Princeton crafts a 3D printed bionic ear with super hearing, creepy looks
05.02.13

Princeton crafts a 3D printed bionic ear with super hearing, creepy looks

Scientists have toyed with printing ear implants for ages, but they've usually been more cosmetic...

By J. Fingas,   05.02.13
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04.11.13
Touch Bionics' latest 'i-limb' offers a powered rotating thumb, smartphone controls
04.11.13

Touch Bionics' latest 'i-limb' offers a powered rotating thumb, smartphone controls

Touch Bionics' i-limb prosthetic hand has advanced quite a bit in recent years, adding features li...

By D. Melanson,   04.11.13
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02.19.13
Swiss bionic hand offers true sensations through the nervous system
02.19.13

Swiss bionic hand offers true sensations through the nervous system

Those wearing bionic hands and similar prostheses often suffer a frustrating disconnect when they...

By J. Fingas,   02.19.13
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11.11.12
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Dyson Spheres, bladeless wind turbines and airless bike tires
11.11.12

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Dyson Spheres, bladeless wind turbines and airless bike tires

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean t...

By Inhabitat,   11.11.12
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10.24.12
Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down
10.24.12

Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down

At today's prices, building a Six Million Dollar Man would cost around $31 million. Of course, bei...

By D. Cooper,   10.24.12
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