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Touch Bionics i-limb prosthesis is controlled by an iPhone app

Touch Bionics have unveiled the i-limb ultra revolution, a high-tech prosthesis that can be controlled through an iPhone app.

By Apr. 12, 2013

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Friday Poll: What's the next big thing in bionics?

Recent bionic breakthroughs hint that we may be on the threshold of a new wave of bionic devices that will boost the quality of life for many people around the world. What would you most like to see next?

By Dec. 4, 2009

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Next up in robot suits for the paralyzed: Mind control?

Researchers are looking to push robotic exoskeletons into the realm of thought control, eliminating the need for hand controls and reaching those unable to use their upper bodies.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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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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Transformer-like suit lets you lift 110 pounds -- with each hand

An Italian engineering company has created a robotic exoskeleton that gives wearers superhero powers. But this one has a weak spot that Crave's Michael Franco spots in an instant.

By Mar. 6, 2014

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Bionic limbs will one day sense the grass under prosthetic feet

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.

By Oct. 12, 2013

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Practice for your bionic hand with Virtu-limb

Touch Bionics introduces a prosthesis simulator as well as upgrades to its i-Limb bionic hand.

By Sep. 21, 2011

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Robotic legs for paraplegics march forward

Berkeley Bionics unveils eLegs, one of a number of bionic exoskeletons that get paraplegics out of their wheelchairs and on their feet.

By Oct. 7, 2010

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1st Rex commercial bionic legs go to Paralympian

New Zealand's Rex Bionics marks a milestone, selling its first commercial robotic exoskeleton to a paralyzed athlete who hasn't walked for three decades.

By May. 2, 2011

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Bionic hand can bear 200-pound loads

Touch Bionics upgrades its bionic hand with the i-Limb Pulse, allowing users to increase their grip strength on grasped objects.

By May. 5, 2010