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New Amputation Surgery Technique May Lead to Better Control of Prosthetics
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Prosthetics
New Amputation Surgery Technique May Lead to Better Control of Prosthetics
A new amputation surgery technique developed at MIT reconnects muscle pairings and may lead to better prosthetic control — and less pain.
February 21, 2021

A new amputation surgery technique developed at MIT reconnects muscle pairings and may lead to better prosthetic control — and less pain.

Medical Innovation
Quadriplegic Man, Using Two Robot Arms, Can Feed Himself Again
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Medical Innovation
Quadriplegic Man, Using Two Robot Arms, Can Feed Himself Again
A man paralyzed from the neck down used a brain computer interface to control two robot arms — a big step in the field of mind-controlled prosthetics.
January 2, 2021

A man paralyzed from the neck down used a brain computer interface to control two robot arms — a big step in the field of mind-controlled prosthetics.

Prosthetics
We’re One Step Closer to a Bionic, Prosthetic Eye
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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
Prosthetic Leg Uses AI to Adjust to Different Terrains
Prosthetic Leg
Prosthetics
Prosthetic Leg Uses AI to Adjust to Different Terrains
A new computer vision system developed to work with a prosthetic leg predicts the type of terrain ahead so that the limb can adjust accordingly.
May 29, 2020

A new computer vision system developed to work with a prosthetic leg predicts the type of terrain ahead so that the limb can adjust accordingly.

Robotics
New Exosuit Helps Stroke Survivors Walk Farther and Faster
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Robotics
New Exosuit Helps Stroke Survivors Walk Farther and Faster
A new exosuit helps stroke survivors overcome hemiparesis by assisting them in making two key walking motions with their feet.
May 15, 2020

A new exosuit helps stroke survivors overcome hemiparesis by assisting them in making two key walking motions with their feet.

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,...

Superhuman
Prosthetics as Fashion: Designers Transform Prosthetic Leg Covers into Wearable Art
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Superhuman
Prosthetics as Fashion: Designers Transform Prosthetic Leg Covers into Wearable Art
Alleles is a premier boutique where amputees can be fitted for fashionable limb covers that make their prosthetic limbs stylish and eye-catching. These designers hope their fashions will help reduce the stigma that comes with prosthetics.
September 6, 2019

McCauley Wanner and Ryan Palibroda’s design studio, Alleles, began as an unorthodox college thesis project. It is now a premier boutique where amputees can be fitted for fashionable limb covers that make their prosthetic limbs stylish and eye-catching. These designers hope their fashions will help reduce the stigma that comes with prosthetics.

Superhuman
Electric Skin Gives Sensation Back to Amputees
Electric Skin Gives Sensation Back to Amputees
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Superhuman
Electric Skin Gives Sensation Back to Amputees
Touch is a sensation that connects us all. This scientist created electronic skin that lets people with prosthetic limbs feel.
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September 4, 2019

For amputees, the sensation of a ‘phantom limb’ can be a terrible or disorienting experience -- feeling a hand, arm or leg that isn’t there anymore. But researchers at Johns Hopkins have recognized that these sensations are a clue, and they’re using it to restore the sense of touch.