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.
An occupational therapist and amputee puts the "leg" in "Lego" by building herself a Lego prosthetic leg.
At least 13 people lost a limb or part of one in the Boston Marathon blasts. But while prosthetics have progressed in recent years, patients still have much emotional, psychological, and physical recovering to do, experts say.
If you've ever needed to cut off your own arm when trapped down a canyon, you'll know how valuable the Spot Connect can be. It'll let you send an SOS signal from almost anywhere.
If you haven't kept up with advancements in prosthetics, now's a good time to observe how a new generation of devices can undertake even the most precise tasks.
This weekend, Zak Vawter could take a huge step for amputees everywhere -- and for a state-of-the-art prosthetic device that affords a more natural gait.
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.
Robo-cat, activated! Oscar lost his legs in an accident, but doctors wouldn't stop until he could walk again.
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Organovo start-up is working on bioprinting tech that could eventually make it possible to use specialized 3D printers to repair or replace blood vessels.