Prosthesis

10.10.14
Researchers manipulate electrical signals to give prosthetic limbs a sense of touch
10.10.14

Researchers manipulate electrical signals to give prosthetic limbs a sense of touch

Adding the sense of touch to prosthetic limbs could significantly improve an amputee's quality of...

By M. Moon,   10.10.14
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03.05.14
This robotic prosthesis gives drummers a third arm
03.05.14

This robotic prosthesis gives drummers a third arm

For many drummers, losing part of an arm could represent a career-ending tragedy. Not Jason Barnes...

By J. Fingas,   03.05.14
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09.04.12
Researchers tout progress with brain-controlled robotic legs
09.04.12

Researchers tout progress with brain-controlled robotic legs

While some mind-control technologies may not amount to much more than gimmicks, there's also plent...

By D. Melanson,   09.04.12
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07.05.12
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius will race in the London Olympic games
07.05.12

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius will race in the London Olympic games

Four years ago, double amputee Oscar Pistorius -- aka the Blade Runner -- was battling bureaucracy...

By J. Trew,   07.05.12
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08.24.11
ITK's Handroid: a softer, gentler robotic hand (video)
08.24.11

ITK's Handroid: a softer, gentler robotic hand (video)

Most robotic hands are built with a series of individual motors in each joint, making them heav...

By D. Cooper,   08.24.11
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04.25.11
Researchers build synthetic synapse circuit, prosthetic brains still decades away
04.25.11

Researchers build synthetic synapse circuit, prosthetic brains still decades away

Building a franken-brain has long been a holy grail of sorts for scientists, but now a team of engi...

By D. Wollman,   04.25.11
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04.05.11
AMO Arm pneumatic prosthetic does mind-control on the cheap
04.05.11

AMO Arm pneumatic prosthetic does mind-control on the cheap

We're no strangers to amputees moving stuff with their minds -- for that matter, a thought-controll...

By C. Trout,   04.05.11
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02.24.11
Power Knee motorized prosthetic officially available in US, Europe -- race of cyborgs still in infancy
02.24.11

Power Knee motorized prosthetic officially available in US, Europe -- race of cyborgs still in infancy

We reported on Ossur's robotic prosthetic back in 2009, and now amputees in Europe and the United S...

By C. Trout,   02.24.11
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11.17.10
Artificial retina reconstructs normal vision in mice, human trials next
11.17.10

Artificial retina reconstructs normal vision in mice, human trials next

Scientists have been working on artificial retinas for years, and while the main focus of research...

By Joseph L. Flatley,   11.17.10
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