News tagged with spinal column

Spongy material helps repair the spine

Remember those colorful "grow capsules" that blossom into animal-shaped sponges in water? Using a similar idea, scientists have developed biodegradable polymer grafts that, when surgically placed in damaged vertebrae, should ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Materials Science
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Pulses for better posture

In an effort to find a better treatment for spinal curvature in children and young people, the EU's "StimulAIS" project is focused on electrostimulation of muscles. Fraunhofer scientists worked with partners from industry ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Engineering
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German team creates robot ape (w/ Video)

( —Researchers at Germany's Research Center for Artificial Intelligence are working on a project they call iStruct—its purpose is to create robots that more closely resemble their natural counterparts. To that ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Robotics report
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