Yet another disabled little duckie gets a new lease on life thanks to the magic of 3D printing.
With the first thought-controlled bionic leg pioneered in Chicago, the next steps for smart prosthetics are refining them for widespread use and tackling a huge hurdle: sensory feedback.
The Alternative Limb Project not only produces realistic limbs for amputees. It also creates custom one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable limb art.
Touch Bionics have unveiled the i-limb ultra revolution, a high-tech prosthesis that can be controlled through an iPhone app.
The Alternative Limb Project creates one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable limb art decorated with henna and snakes, studded with crystals and zippers, and altogether mesmerizing.
A little-noticed component of the new Facebook Groups launch is that the old ones are sticking around. They'll be more or less obsolete, but they won't quite fade away.
The new sensor's key element is a transparent film of carbon nano-springs, created by spraying nanotubes onto a thin layer of silicone, enabling the sensor to stretch and bounce back sans wrinkles.
Touch Bionics introduces a prosthesis simulator as well as upgrades to its i-Limb bionic hand.
The publicly funded Airlift Research Foundation is funding research to develop a flashlight that kills bacteria; metal implants that fight infection; and processes to regenerate bones via grafts and stem cells.
Lower-limb prosthetic, in development at Vanderbilt for seven years, uses computer, sensor, electric motor, and battery tech to power knee and ankle joints that operate in unison.