An organic retinal prosthesis that uses flexible conductive polymers rather than hard silicon electronics successfully restored sight to blind rats, lasted six to 10 months, and functioned without external power sources or wireless receivers.
Prosthetics are moving beyond simple mechanical functions and are becoming part of the human body itself.
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Albert Manero, President of Limbitless Solutions, describes the groundbreaking work he and his team are doing in the fields of prosthetics and bionics, work that includes a brush with fame in the form of a certain Marvel superhero.
A research lab has found an innovative way to close the gap between low-tech passive ankle prostheses and high-tech robotics.
An Iceland-based company is now developing the second generation of a system that allows amputees to control foot prosthetics naturally, with subconscious commands.
Patricia Franklin, Professor of Clinical Research with the University of Massachusetts, talks about recent developments in the area of joint care.
Duke University’s new titanium 3D printer is testing undergraduates’ mettle in one of the hottest areas of bioengineering.
We discuss two university labs that seek inspiration in nature to design robots that can walk and jump and robotic limbs that help restore normal motion for amputees.
A brain-machine interface composed of a series of computer chips and electrodes enables the human brain to operate a robotic arm by thought alone.
By combining algorithms with sensors, engineers have created digital healthcare platforms to help the elderly age comfortably at home.
A new model from the U.K. will allow amputees to pick up their foot and walk up slopes.
The 3D printing process can take days, the hands suffer performance issues, and trained prosthetists are hard to find in low-income areas.