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Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions (video)

December 3, 2018

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with…
Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’

September 5, 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an…
Amputees use new, naturalistic sensory device at home for daily tasks

July 4, 2018

In the first known study of how amputees use  advanced sensory-enabled prostheses outside the lab, subjects used a…
An artificial nerve system developed at Stanford gives prosthetic devices and robots a sense of touch

June 5, 2018

Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial sensory nerve system that can activate the twitch…
Surgical technique improves sensation, control of prosthetic limb

May 31, 2018

Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This…
Top New Biomedical Developments You Need to Know About

April 11, 2018

Biomedicine has been going ahead in leaps and bounds over recent years. Whether you’re interested in getting into…
Tactile feedback adds ‘muscle sense’ to prosthetic hand

May 30, 2017

Engineers working to add “muscle sense” to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded…
Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals developed by scientists

February 8, 2017

Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal…
Restoring the sense of touch in amputees using natural signals of the nervous system

October 28, 2016

Research provides blueprint for building neuroprosthetic devices that recreate the sense of touch by directly stimulating the nervous…
New Prosthetic Hand Allows Amputees to Feel Touch Again

October 27, 2016

Described in a study released yesterday, October 26, 2016 in Science Translational Medicine, a new prosthetic hand was…
Controlling a robotic arm with a patient’s intentions

May 24, 2015

A part of the brain that controls intuitive movement planning could be key to improving motor control in…
With geomagnetic compass hooked to the brain, blind rats act like they can see

April 6, 2015

By attaching a microstimulator and geomagnetic compass to the brains of blind rats, researchers reporting in the Cell…
DARPA taps LLNL to restore touch to amputees

February 9, 2015

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to join a collaborative…
HAPTIX Starts Work to Provide Prosthetic Hands with Sense of Touch

February 9, 2015

Despite recent advances in technology for upper-limb prostheses, artificial arms and hands are still unable to provide users…
Flexible polymer probes and magnetic nanoparticles promise breakthroughs for treating paralysis and brain disease

September 3, 2014

Better control of prosthetic limbs and better treatment of diseases like Parkinson’s motivates Polina Anikeeva, the AMAX Assistant…
UCLA to develop ‘brain prosthesis’ to help brain-injured patients recover memory

July 10, 2014

UCLA has been tapped by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spearhead an innovative project aimed at…
Restoring Active Memory Program Poised to Launch at DARPA

July 9, 2014

DARPA has selected two universities to initially lead the agency’s Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program, which aims to develop and…
By Restoring Sense of Touch to Amputees, HAPTIX Seeks to Overcome Physical and Psychological Effects of Upper Limb Loss

April 25, 2014

To understand the meaning of “proprioception,” try a simple experiment. Close your eyes and lift your right arm…
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