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amputee

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Amputee simultaneously controls two prosthetic arms with his mind

In a world first, a double amputee has been fitted with two prosthetic limbs -- which he can control simultaneously just by thinking.

By December 17, 2014

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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 March 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 February 7, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 103: Man's bionic arms make history, NASA proposes cloud cities on Venus and more

A team at NASA is proposing that sending astronauts to Venus' upper atmosphere may be more efficient (and somewhat safer) than sending them to Mars. Did we mention airships and cloud cities were mentioned in this proposal? It's science fiction that could someday become science fact.

By December 18, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza

It's our annual "Best of 2014" episode, so Khail and Ashley took some time to reminisce about all the really cool, weird, interesting, awe-inspiring and fun things that happened this year. Not only are we talking about our favorite things, we're reading yours, too!

By December 24, 2014

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Prosthetic 'smart' skin can feel all of the things

A stretchy synthetic skin is embedded with sensors to replicate a skin-like sense of touch for prosthetics.

By December 9, 2014

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One-of-a-kind 3D-printed prosthetics bring beauty to amputees

A San Francisco company is creating stylish, 3D-printed covers to jazz up prosthetic limbs.

By June 12, 2013

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Amputee dog gets four prosthetic legs

A dog that lost all four feet to frostbite as a pup has been given a new lease on life with prosthetics.

By April 29, 2013

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Advances in prosthetics aside, Boston amputees face challenges

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.

By April 22, 2013

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Mind-controlled prosthetic arm now a reality

A man in Sweden has become the first recipient of a mind-controlled prosthetic arm that is directly interfaced with muscle, bone and nerves.

By October 8, 2014