Dion Calloway was skydiving when he lost his prosthetic leg. When it was found. the artificial limb was intact and did not appear damaged even after falling from 10,000 feet in the air.
Life & Style April 26, 2019
Engineers at Vanderbilt University found a solution for amputees who complain about soreness after walking on uneven terrains or climbing stairs. They’ve invented a 'smart' prosthetic ankle that adapts to its user’s gait and the surface of the ground.
Robotics June 28, 2018
The e-skin mimics some of the properties of real human skin. It can measure pressure, temperature, humidity, and airflow, which can help improve the prosthetic limbs used by amputees.
Robotics February 10, 2018
Robotic muscles called HASEL actuators that can heal from electrical damage hold potential in revolutionizing prosthetics. What are its properties that make it comparable to human muscles and nerves?
Robotics January 12, 2018
Researchers have created a prototype of a graphene-powered electronic prosthetic limb. The new technology would mimic the sense of touch, while also running on solar energy.
Material Science March 23, 2017
The mind-controlled LUKE bionic arm will be rolled out by the end of the year. Wearers can control the prosthetic limb, which presents a drastic upgrade to current basic offerings, by tensing or flexing their arm.
Robotics July 12, 2016
Watch this 10-year-old girl’s reaction to getting an American Girl doll that looks just like her, complete with a prosthetic leg.
Life & Style June 5, 2016
Researchers in Australia are developing a robotic arm that can help amputees function more normally. The artificial limb may allow amputees or stroke sufferers to regain their sense of touch.
Robotics May 29, 2016
Cassidy, a feral cat found on British Columbia had the first step of the procedure before having his bionic prosthetic legs attached. He is scheduled to have the procedure in a few months time where he is fully grown.
Society March 28, 2016
In the next decade, paralyzed patients can possibly control their prosthetics through their thoughts. The device, stentrode, is inserted through the blood vessel and anchored next to the brain's motor cortex.
Life February 25, 2016
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a prosthetic limb that can be controlled using the Myo gesture-control armband.
Gadgets January 18, 2016
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Arkansas, Little Rock have designed a robotic glove that will help people with visual impairments identify objects and avoid small obstacles with the help of a network of cameras, electrical sensors and mechanical sensors.
Wearable Tech December 21, 2015
The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs has recently passed an action that will have the VA pick up the bill for disabled vets who require the use of a robotic brace-like contraption that helps paralyzed users walk again.
FUTURE TECH December 18, 2015
Konami, working with The Phantom Limb Project, plans on creating a custom prosthetic arm for an amputee based on the art from the 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' video game.
Geek November 10, 2015
Researchers from Stanford University have successfully created an artificial skin that is able to turn things like pressure and heat into nerve impulses. This is the next step into creating prosthetic limbs that actually have feeling.
October 16, 2015
Open Bionics has unveiled three new prosthetic limbs for kids, aiming to make them more attractive with designs inspired by popular movie characters and superheroes. The new 'Iron Man,' 'Star Wars' and Disney's 'Frozen'-themed bionic hands look awesome and should go a long way in boosting kids' morale.
Gadgets October 9, 2015
As part of its Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, DARPA has developed a prosthetic hand that is able to feel real-life objects, relaying that feeling to the brain through sensors in both the hand and the brain.
Gadgets September 13, 2015
A new proposal made by health care provider Medicare could potentially make it more difficult for its members to receive coverage for more advanced and more expensive prostheses for lower limbs.
Life August 26, 2015
Open Bionics just won a national award to help develop an affordable robotic, 3D-printed prosthetic arm.
FUTURE TECH August 25, 2015
A three-month-old chicken in Massachusetts will have surgery Wednesday (August 5) to be fit with a 3D-printed prosthetic leg, which costs $2,500.
August 5, 2015
A chief goal of prosthetic appendages is to resemble the natural body parts they replace as closely as possible. Equipped with new 'smart wire' technology, this bionic hand mimics the system that natural muscles use to move, allowing it to be more lightweight and flexible.
FUTURE TECH July 22, 2015
The Umeå Institute of Design and Lego Futurelab have teamed up to create a Lego-compatible prosthetic to help disabled kids develop their sociability, creativity and all-around awesomeness.
Wearable Tech July 13, 2015
Touch Bionics developed the world's most advanced prosthetic that is partially controlled via an iPhone app.
Wearable Tech June 19, 2015
Bionic hands are now implanted in three men from Austria. How do they work?
Life February 25, 2015
The Design Museum’s short list for design of the year features 74 innovative products across a range of categories. Here are the most interesting digital and technological nominees that will be on display at the London museum.
Arts & Culture February 20, 2015
New prosthetic technology offers promise of natural movement and sensation in artificial limbs. DARPA awarding research contract for "feeling" prosthetics.
February 12, 2015
The 3d-printed arm is way cheaper compared with similar prostheses in the market. Building it only costs about $350 and replacing parts costs as low as about $20.
Robotics July 28, 2014
Robotic fingers provides extra grip for humans, but what can this mean for the future of wearable robots?
Robotics July 20, 2014
Prosthetic arm from the inventor of the Segway gets FDA approval for sale in the United States. The robotic arm may help restore the ability to perform complex tasks for some amputees.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2014
A group of researchers from the University of Chicago were able to come up with a set of sensory instructions to help develop artificial limbs with sensory inputs in the future.
FUTURE TECH October 15, 2013
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