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International study finds similar results from total or partial hip replacement

October 9, 2019

To do a total or partial hip replacement for older adults who have a hip fracture has been…
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Could prosthetic limbs one day be controlled by human thought?

June 27, 2019

A simpler technique for detecting electrical activity in the brain could help unlock the power of the mind…
Open-source bionic leg: First-of-its-kind platform aims to rapidly advance prosthetics

June 7, 2019

A new open-source, artificially intelligent prosthetic leg designed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Shirley Ryan…
Dragonfly Larvae Inspire New Designs for Prosthetic Heart Valves

July 18, 2018

Mory Gharib (PhD ’83), the Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering in the Division of Engineering…
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…
Prosthetic Arm System Provides Sensory Feedback to People who had Lost a Limb

April 29, 2018

Thanks to researchers from the University of Illinois (UI), losing a limb no longer means the attendant cessation…
Prosthetic arms can provide controlled sensory feedback, study finds

April 27, 2018

Losing an arm doesn’t have to mean losing all sense of touch, thanks to prosthetic arms that stimulate…
Fist bumps, golf grips, Kapton

January 23, 2018

What do fist bumps, customized golf grips, and Kapton have in common? The short answer: additive manufacturing. Commonly…
Active Duty Amputees: Staying the Course After Injury

January 5, 2018

More than 1,500 service members have lost limbs in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. For…
Researchers 3D-Print Ear Bones in Hopes of Treating Hearing Impairments

December 30, 2017

Traumatic injury, tumours, and different types of illness can damage the ossicles of the middle ear – the…
The Future of Prosthetics is Happening Now at Walter Reed

December 4, 2017

A state of the art development is making it possible for a prosthetic device to become an extension…
Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural

June 1, 2017

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural…
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…
Engineers Develop a New Non-Invasive Method to Detect Infections in Prostheses

December 16, 2016

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new non-invasive method to detect infections in…
Engineers develop a new noninvasive method to detect infections in prostheses

December 15, 2016

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new non-invasive method to detect infections in…
Update: Primates regain control of paralyzed limb

November 10, 2016

Neuroprosthetic interface bridges spinal cord injury a primate with spinal cord injury regained control of its paralyzed leg…
Researchers restore leg movement in primates using wireless neural interface

November 10, 2016

An international team of scientists has used a wireless “brain-spinal interface” to bypass spinal cord injuries in a…
After blindness, the adult brain can learn to see again

October 27, 2016

More than 40 million people worldwide are blind, and many of them reach this condition after many years…
Nanofiber Coating Prevents Infections in Artificial Joints

October 25, 2016

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they…
Thanks to brain chip, paralyzed man regains realistic touch in the hand

October 13, 2016

A brain implant has restored touch in the hand of a paralyzed man, who described the sensations as…
Amputees’ brains remember missing hands even years later

August 30, 2016

Even three decades after hand amputation, the brain maintains an accurate representation of missing fingers Our brains have…
Motorized prosthetics improves lives of amputees

August 15, 2016

When asked about her chosen field, Deanna Gates, director of the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of…
Unlocking the secret to growing new limbs

August 7, 2016

Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory are deciphering the genetic code controlling limb regeneration Many lower organisms retain…
A hand for the hand-makers

April 16, 2016

Those who make 3-D printed prosthetic hands may come to rely on a printed palm Rice University students…
Amputee feels texture with a bionic fingertip

March 9, 2016

The future of prosthetic touch resolution: Mimicking touch An amputee was able to feel smoothness and roughness in…
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’

February 16, 2016

Physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle…
Cat that received prosthetic legs making strides in recovery

December 3, 2015

Vincent can’t jump just yet, but it’s probably only a matter of time. The 3-year-old domestic short-haired cat…
Strategy Based on Human Reflexes May Keep Legged Robots, Prosthetic Legs From Tripping

November 20, 2015

Trips and stumbles too often lead to falls for amputees using leg prosthetics, but a robotic leg prosthesis…
Engineers give a girl a hand

November 16, 2015

Sophie is eight years old. Her favorite animal is the cheetah. Her career aspirations, in no particular order,…
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