Student researchers developing realistic prosthetic finger
We use our hands so often during the day, it's easy to take for granted just how complex our fingers are. Graduate students in the University of Hartford's prosthetics and orthotics program understand these ...
Artificial muscle made of fishing line is 100 times stronger than yours
By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle that's 100 times stronger than human or animal sinew. The invention, described in the journal Science, could ...
One step at a time, researchers learning how humans walk
(Phys.org) —Humans and some of our hominid ancestors such as Homo erectus have been walking for more than a million years, and researchers are close to figuring out how we do it.
Computerizing people may be next step in tech
It's likely the world in the not-so-distant future will be increasingly populated by computerized people like Amal Graafstra.
A more natural sense of touch is brought to prosthetic hand (w/ Video)
British project uses 3D printing for prosthetic eyes
Robots may receive urine-powered artificial 'hearts'
Science fiction inspires innovation in real world
Carrie moves objects with her mind. Wolverine's skin heals instantly. And Darth Vader and Batman use lightsabers and grappling guns.
Can soft robots transform health care, gaming, and other fields?
Highly deformable materials are now being engineered to create soft robots that can interact safely with humans and other living systems. But this rapidly advancing field requires more than high-tech materials. Innovation ...
New electron beam writer enables next-gen biomedical and information technologies
(Phys.org) —The new electron beam writer housed in the Nano3 cleanroom facility at the Qualcomm Institute is important for electrical engineering professor Shadi Dayeh's two major areas of research. He ...
Movement without muscles study in insects could inspire robot and prosthetic limb developments
Neurobiologists from the University of Leicester have shown that insect limbs can move without muscles – a finding that may provide engineers with new ways to improve the control of robotic and prosthetic ...
Robotic exoskeletons to be demonstrated by everyday users at No Barriers Summit
Exoskeletons – originally designed as a wearable robotic suit to allow soldiers to lift heavy loads and walk farther – are now available to help people with disabilities step out of wheelchairs and stand ...
Researcher develops lightest ever prosthetic hand
Current prostheses for hands have major disadvantages. Researcher Gerwin Smit developed a much improved alternative. On Tuesday 11 June, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.
New nerve and muscle interfaces aid wounded warrior amputees
Since 2000, more than 2,000 servicemembers have suffered amputated limbs. DARPA's breakthrough research with advanced prosthetic limbs controlled by brain interfaces is well documented, but such research is ...