Rescued calf gets new high-tech prosthetics
A 600-pound calf that lost its back hooves and part of its legs to frostbite in Virginia more than a year ago has been fitted in Texas with a new pair of prosthetic hind legs.
Toronto team's robotic arm control is all in the mind
DARPA-funded DEKA arm system earns FDA approval
DARPA launched the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program with a radical goal: gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an advanced electromechanical prosthetic upper limb with near-natural contro ...
Scientists create circuit board modeled on the human brain (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Stanford scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers ...
Haptic technology aims to overcome physical and psychological effects of upper limb loss
To understand the meaning of "proprioception," try a simple experiment. Close your eyes and lift your right arm above your head. Then, move it down so that it's parallel to the ground. Make a fist and release ...
Low-cost 3D printed hand suits man for daily needs (w/ video)
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.