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Maker 3D-prints himself a prosthetic flexing fingertip

A determined maker without health insurance learns the ropes of 3D printing to make himself a new fingertip.

By Feb. 21, 2014


3D printing looks promising for prosthetic-eye production

Batch-made plastic eyes could be much cheaper than traditional prostheses, and could benefit those in need in developing countries.

By Nov. 27, 2013


Tortoise gets Lego-wheel prosthetic for missing leg

An abandoned and severely injured tortoise gets a mobility enhancement with a new Lego-wheel leg.

By Nov. 11, 2013


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


Alligator's new prosthetic tail works swimmingly

Mr. Stubbs the alligator gets a prosthetic rubber tail to replace the real one that was bitten off years ago.

By Mar. 12, 2013


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


Man embeds smartphone into prosthetic arm

Something straight out of a sci-fi movie becomes reality as a 50-year-old Brit adds a smartphone to his prosthetic appendage.

By Oct. 25, 2011


Man has phone dock built into prosthetic arm

An enterprising British chap has had his prosthetic arm made into a smart phone dock for his Nokia C7.

By Oct. 27, 2011


Prosthetic arm doubles as phone dock (photos)

Born without a left forearm, Trevor Prideaux used to use his smartphone by balancing it on his prosthetic arm or putting it on a flat surface. Now that his prosthetic has a built-in phone holder, things have gotten easier.

5 Images By Oct. 25, 2011


Skin-like sensor flexible enough for prosthetic limbs

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.

By Oct. 24, 2011