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Without this advance, the chips required to build an artificial retina would burn human eye tissue. Image credit: Unsplash/Createria, Pixabay/DavidZydd
An artificial retina that could help restore sight to the blind

October 14, 2019

For more than a decade, researchers have been working to create artificial digital retinas that can be implanted…
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…
Stanford engineers develop a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot

May 30, 2019

Hiking trails and other rough terrain are especially difficult for people with prosthetic legs. Now, Stanford engineers have…
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…
Fingertip sensors for prosthetic limbs will return sense of touch

November 20, 2018

Today’s prosthetic limbs are tools – literal attachments to the body. They help with the daily activities that…
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…
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…
New tech automatically ‘tunes’ powered prosthetics while walking

October 1, 2015

When amputees receive powered prosthetic legs, the power of the prosthetic limbs needs to be tuned by a…
Now printing: prosthetic limbs

September 15, 2015

Affordable open-source prosthetic limbs may be a step closer, thanks to the efforts of UQ Robotics Club students.…
Life-Like Bionic Hand Uses Military and F1 Technology

June 18, 2015

A British woman, Nicky Ashwell, has recently been fitted with what scientists claim to be the most life-like…
Giving robots and prostheses the human touch

April 7, 2015

Research engineers and students in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Biomechatronics Lab are designing artificial limbs…
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…
Through 3D-Printed Prosthetic, Illinois Students Lending a Hand in Ecuador

November 3, 2014

For most amputees, the road to a more functional prosthetic device is slow and costly. However, thanks to…
A better prosthesis: Sandia invents sensor to learn about fit; system to make fit better

October 15, 2014

As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts…
Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand

October 9, 2014

Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident four years ago, Igor Spetic had family…
From Idea to Market in Eight Years, DARPA-Funded DEKA Arm System Earns FDA Approval

May 12, 2014

DARPA launched the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program with a radical goal: gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an…
Bionic ankle ’emulates nature’

April 18, 2014

These days, Hugh Herr, an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, gets about 100 emails…
Robotic Prosthesis Turns Drummer into a Three-Armed Cyborg

March 10, 2014

Professor Gil Weinberg has already built a band of robotic musicians in his Georgia Tech lab. Now he’s…
DARPA’s ‘Bionic’ Upper Limb Enhances Life for Amputees

January 22, 2014

It’s metal, sleek and precise. It pivots and flexes like a real hand, or at least one from…
Micro-Machines for the Human Body

August 8, 2013

TAU researchers adapt microscopic technology for bionic body parts and other medical devices Tiny sensors and motors are…
Progress Through Military Prosthetics

June 25, 2013

Losing a leg is one of the scarier scenarios when it comes to military deployment. Unfortunately, it’s also…
Prosthetic limb advances could help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings

April 23, 2013

The tragic April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon took the lives of three people and has left…
Wireless, implanted sensor broadens range of brain research

March 21, 2013

A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early…
Researchers build robotic bat wing

February 25, 2013

The strong, flapping flight of bats offers great possibilities for the design of small aircraft, among other applications.…
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