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