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amputee

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Robotic arm gives amputee drummer better beats

Georgia Tech's Gil Weinberg has made music-playing robots in the past. Now he's tapped that technology to help a musician likely become the world's first drumming "cyborg."

By Mar. 6, 2014

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Bionic hand lets amputee feel in real time

Researchers have created a prosthetic hand that allows the wearer to feel objects via wires to the nerves in the upper arm.

By Feb. 7, 2014

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Amputee to climb building's 103 flights with mind-controlled leg

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.

By Nov. 1, 2012

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Elephant amputee gets permanent prosthetic leg

A 48-year-old elephant from Thailand accidentally stepped on a land mine left over from the Burmese-Thai war. Now, 10 years later, she has a state-of-the-art prothesis.

By Aug. 17, 2009

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Open sourcing prosthetics, one amputee at a time

Open-source methodologies are being used to improve prosthetics, perhaps proving that open source has "legs" beyond software.

By Sep. 17, 2008

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Could bionic plants save our lives one day?

Cybernetic Venus flytrap anyone? MIT researchers create plants that are part machine, all awesome, and could one day even be turned into living gas detectors.

By Mar. 17, 2014

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Crave Ep. 151: Neil Young's Pono dreams soon to come true

Neil Young's PonoMusic will soon blast 192KHz of music into your earholes.

By Mar. 14, 2014

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Cyborgs to vie in Olympics for robot-assisted athletes

Get ready for the Cybathlon. The first Olympics for augmented humans will take place in Switzerland in 2016 and feature some of the top assistive gear around.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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A bionic ankle so natural, it's worth a happy dance

An artificial ankle created at the MIT Media Lab is made of chips and sensors that work together to adjust ankle stiffness, power, and position. One wearer was able to dance the rumba.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Legoleg: Woman builds self a prosthetic leg from Legos

An occupational therapist and amputee puts the "leg" in "Lego" by building herself a Lego prosthetic leg.

By Jul. 2, 2013