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Prosthetics
You Can Now Order a 3D Printed, Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
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Prosthetics
You Can Now Order a 3D Printed, Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
By scanning amputees’ limbs with a 3D scanner, Unlimited Tomorrow is making custom prosthetic arms that can be controlled with the mind.
September 6, 2020

By scanning amputees’ limbs with a 3D scanner, Unlimited Tomorrow is making custom prosthetic arms that can be controlled with the mind.

Bionics
The Material That Could Help Humans Become Cyborgs
Cyborgs
Bionics
The Material That Could Help Humans Become Cyborgs
Coating implantable electronics in the polymer PEDOT can extend their life, which could make cyborgs more common in the future.
August 19, 2020

Coating implantable electronics in the polymer PEDOT can extend their life, which could make cyborgs more common in the future.

Prosthetics
We’re One Step Closer to a Bionic, Prosthetic Eye
prosthetic eye
Prosthetics
We’re One Step Closer to a Bionic, Prosthetic Eye
A prosthetic eye may soon be possible, thanks to new research that demonstrates how to stimulate the brain to “see.”
June 13, 2020

A prosthetic eye may soon be possible, thanks to new research that demonstrates how to stimulate the brain to “see.”

Prosthetics
How a Paralympic Swimmer Helps Advance AI Bionic Limbs
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Prosthetics
How a Paralympic Swimmer Helps Advance AI Bionic Limbs
Morgan Stickney shares about her experimental Ewing amputations and training for the 2024 Paralympics.
March 20, 2020

Morgan Stickney shares about her experimental Ewing amputations and training for the 2024 Paralympics.

Bionics
Building an Artificially Intelligent, Open-Source Prosthetic Leg
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Bionics
Building an Artificially Intelligent, Open-Source Prosthetic Leg
We've come a long way since the first prosthetic leg, and "smart" limbs, equipped with computing capabilities and...
March 6, 2020

We've come a long way since the first prosthetic leg, and "smart" limbs, equipped with computing capabilities and artificial intelligence, are on the horizon. But for a team of engineers at the University of Michigan and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, advances still aren't happening fast enough. To move things along, they are giving away the plans to an AI prosthetic leg — hoping researchers will piggyback off each other's work,...

Bionics
Run Faster, Think Better: Hugh Herr on the Future of Bionics
Run Faster, Think Better: Hugh Herr on the Future of Bionics
Bionics
Run Faster, Think Better: Hugh Herr on the Future of Bionics
Hugh Herr, head of Biomechatronics research at MIT and hailed as a bionic pioneer, is working to close the gap between synthetic limbs and the brain.
February 25, 2020

Hugh Herr, head of Biomechatronics research at MIT and hailed as a bionic pioneer, is working to close the gap between synthetic limbs and the brain.

Cyborgs
Scientists Engineered “Cyborg Grasshoppers” to Sniff out Bombs
Scientists Engineered “Cyborg Grasshoppers” to Sniff out Bombs
Cyborgs
Scientists Engineered “Cyborg Grasshoppers” to Sniff out Bombs
By implanting electrodes into the brains of grasshoppers, scientists were able to harness the insects’ sense of smell for the purpose of explosive detection.
February 24, 2020

By implanting electrodes into the brains of grasshoppers, scientists were able to harness the insects’ sense of smell for the purpose of explosive detection.

Biohacking
Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacking
Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacker Bertolt Meyer has built the SynLimb, a controller that attaches to his prosthetic arm, allowing him to control his modular synthesizer with his mind.
February 22, 2020

Biohacker Bertolt Meyer has built the SynLimb, a controller that attaches to his prosthetic arm, allowing him to control his modular synthesizer with his mind.