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quadriplegic

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Neurobridge device allows quadriplegic to move his own hand

A quadriplegic man has become the first to move his own hand just by using his thoughts, using a new device that bypasses the injured site.

By June 24, 2014

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Game controller for quadriplegics responds to mouth movements

The QuadStick turns to Kickstarter to launch a game controller for people with limited mobility.

By February 5, 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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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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Why our drone future is for real -- someday

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.

By December 16, 2014

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Samsung's 'eye mouse' enables users to control their computer with a glance

Now in its second generation, Samsung's EyeCan+ will help people with disabilities create documents and browse the Web using only eye movements.

By November 25, 2014

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Thief steals iPhone from quadriplegic

A man who relies on an iPhone to communicate has it stolen from the tray of his wheelchair in the lobby of a Staten Island apartment building.

By December 9, 2012

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Device allows completely paralysed rats to walk again

By electrically stimulating the severed part of the spinal cord, scientists are able to precisely control in real-time the limbs of a paralysed rat -- and human trials are on the way.

By September 28, 2014

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FDA clears ReWalk exoskeleton that lets paraplegics walk again

Following the EU's lead, the US finally allows people with spinal cord injuries to buy the motorized system that lets them independently stand upright, turn, and walk.

By June 26, 2014

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At Indy 500, paralyzed driver will steer by head tilts alone

Using his head to maneuver a customized Corvette, racer Sam Schmidt, a quadriplegic, will drive laps during race festivities.

By May 9, 2014