Wireless tags give physicians details and condition of orthopedic implants with the wave of a wand
Radio-frequency technology developed at the University of Pittsburgh that uses human tissue instead of air as a conduit for radio waves is the basis of the first electronic "tag" system designed to track and ...
Laser printing speeds parts on demand to manufacturers
Pull into the auto repair shop with a smashed bumper, and there's no wait while they order a replacement. Instead, the technician downloads specifications from the manufacturer's database. You both watch as a laser beam probing ...
Calif. woman shows off newly transplanted hand
(AP) -- For the first time in five years, Emily Fennell has two hands.
Ryerson students invent breakthrough brain-controlled prosthetic arm
Two Ryerson University undergraduate biomedical engineering students are changing the world of medical prosthetics with a newly developed prosthetic arm that is controlled by brain signals. The Artificial ...
New model shows importance of feet, toes in body balance
Researchers are using a new model to learn more about how toe strength can determine how far people can lean while keeping their balance.
Scientists create illusion of having 3 arms
(PhysOrg.com) -- How we experience our own bodies is a classical question in psychology and neuroscience. It has long been believed that our body image is limited by our innate body plan in other words ...
Mind-moved bionic arm goes on display in US
A bionic prosthetic arm that is controlled by its operator's thoughts and feels like the amputee's lost limb went on display Thursday at a major US science conference.
Taking brain-computer interfaces to the next phase (w/ Video)
You may have heard of virtual keyboards controlled by thought, brain-powered wheelchairs, and neuro-prosthetic limbs. But powering these machines can be downright tiring, a fact that prevents the technology ...
New generation of prosthetic gets closer to the real limb
A UT Arlington bioengineer has built a neural interface that he thinks will lead to a better prosthetic arm that will allow more movement and eventually sensation for military veterans who desperately need them.
UH researchers helping Pentagon build mind-controlled prosthetics
University of Houston researchers are helping the Pentagon build reliable mind-controlled prosthetic devices that military and civilian amputees can use the rest of their lives.
Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear
(AP) -- Elise Lutz never let her friends see what was left of her ear. She'd carefully style her long hair into a one-sided ponytail, or swelter under a swim cap for hours at meets, to cover the molten lump ...
From touchpad to thought-pad? Research shows that digital images can be manipulated with the mind
Move over, touchpad screens: New research funded in part by the National Institutes of Health shows that it is possible to manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen using only the mind.
Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge. Opting for simple elegance, researchers ...
Austrian with high-tech robot arm dies after crash
(AP) -- In the five years since losing both arms in an accident, Christian Kandlbauer had regained much of his cherished independence thanks to a high-tech, mind-controlled robotic limb. He even got a driver's ...