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$15,000 Prosthetic Leg Lost By Skydiver Dion Calloway While 10,000 Feet In The Air Found In Lumberyard

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

This Smart Prosthetic Ankle Can Easily Adjust To How Its User Walks And Rough Terrain

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

This Electronic Skin Can Help Amputees Sense Temperature And Pressure On Their Prosthetic Limbs

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

Self-Healing Robot Muscles May Revolutionize Prosthetic Limbs For Amputees

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

This Graphene-Powered Electronic Skin Could Give Future Prosthetic Limbs The Sense Of Touch

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 Bionic Arm Named After Luke Skywalker Will Finally Launch This Year

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 Girl's Priceless Reaction After Getting American Girl Doll With Prosthetic Leg [Video]

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

New Robotic Arm May Help Restore Sensation Of Touch To Amputees

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

Cat From British Columbia Set To Become 'Blade Runner Of Cats' With High-Tech Prosthetic Legs

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

Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs May Be Available Within A Decade

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 Create Myo-Controlled Prosthetic Limb

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a prosthetic limb that can be controlled using the Myo gesture-control armband.

Gadgets January 18, 2016

These Robotic Gloves Can Help The Visually Impaired By 'Pre-Sensing' Objects

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

US Department of Veteran Affairs Will Pay For Robotic Legs For Disabled Vets

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 Providing 'Metal Gear Solid V' Prosthetic Arm For Amputee

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 Develop 'Artificial Skin' That Can Create Real Nerve Impulses

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 Unveils Iron Man, Star Wars And Disney-Themed Prosthetics To Make Kids Feel Like Superheroes

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

DARPA Creates A Prosthetic Hand That Can Feel Objects

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

Medicare Proposal Could Make It Harder For Amputees To Get Prosthetics

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 Is Developing A Cheap 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm

Open Bionics just won a national award to help develop an affordable robotic, 3D-printed prosthetic arm.

FUTURE TECH August 25, 2015

Lame Chicken To Receive 3D-Printed Prosthetic Leg

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

‘Smart Wires’ In Bionic Hand Contract The Same Way Natural Muscles Do

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

Lego-Friendly Arm Lets Kids Personalize Their Prosthetics, Get Creative

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

UK Prosthetic Developers Create Advanced Bionic Hand That Is Controlled By An App

Touch Bionics developed the world's most advanced prosthetic that is partially controlled via an iPhone app.

Wearable Tech June 19, 2015

Three Austrian Men Get First Bionic Hand Reconstruction

Bionic hands are now implanted in three men from Austria. How do they work?

Life February 25, 2015

London Museum Nominates 74 Amazing Innovations For Design Of The Year

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

DARPA's Prosthetic Arm Gives Vet Wall-Scaling Ability

New prosthetic technology offers promise of natural movement and sensation in artificial limbs. DARPA awarding research contract for "feeling" prosthetics.

February 12, 2015

Engineering students give kid 3D-printed bionic arm

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

MIT robotic hand gives users two extra fingers

Robotic fingers provides extra grip for humans, but what can this mean for the future of wearable robots?

Robotics July 20, 2014

Star Wars-inspired prosthetic arm 'Luke' approved by FDA, gives new hope to amputees

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

Prosthetic limbs will soon offer advanced sense of touch

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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