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Revolution in Artificial Limbs Brings Feeling Back to Amputees

A new generation of prosthetic devices allows patients to control them with their thoughts.<p>Something is missing. Every amputee knows it, and it is more than the arm or leg they have lost. They can get replacements for those limbs: substitutes made from metal and plastic, controlled by advanced …

3D-Printable Prosthetics

Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Finally Here

No, really. Amputees have been testing them for over a year<p>For a full decade, Gudmundur Olafsson was unable to move his right ankle. That's because it wasn't there. Olafsson's amputated lower leg was the delayed casualty of an accident from his childhood in Iceland, when he was hit by an oil truck. …

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb

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Living with a prosthesis that learns: A case-study in translational medicine

The LUKE Arm in the Shoulder Configuration. (Photo: Mobius Bionics/Business Wire)Picture the scene: one day you wake up in a hospital with no memory …

There's a way that we can make prostheses feel more like the real thing

The carbon fibre legs or "blades" used by lower limb amputee runners have arguably become one of the most iconic symbols of the Paralympic Games.<p>Although different lower-limb sports prostheses are used for running, jumping and other activities, they share a single common aim: they are designed to …

Assistive Technology

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[…] The carbon fiber legs or “blades” used by lower limb amputee runners have arguably become one of the most iconic symbols of the Paralympic Games. …

Carbon Fiber

Bionic Arms Get a Thought-Control Upgrade

Pattern recognition software enables amputees to control prostheses in a natural and intuitive way Photo: Matthew Stout/SikichJodie O’Connell-Ponkos …

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Mind-Controlled Bionics: New Tech Translates Thoughts Into Motion

A Helping Hand<p>“The idea is that we’re able to translate thoughts into motion,” says Mike McLaughlin of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, …

Robotics

Optical tech gives prosthesis a more human-like sense of touch

The prototype made use of a combination of LEDs and photosensors incorporated in bendable tubes (known as elastomeric optical waveguides) and used as …

Nanotech

Exos: combining 3D printed prosthesis with virtual reality

321shares<p>3D printed prosthesis company Exiii is combining the use of prosthetic limbs with virtual reality (VR) and haptic feedback. The project …

Virtual Reality