Prosthetic

Artificial hand combines robotic control with users’ voluntary control

Today's motorized prosthetic hands have limited functionality. They are difficult to use, as the users have to focus on controlling things constantly.To overcome this...

New prosthetic leg with bionic ‘feeling’ improves amputees’ health

While walking, healthy persons can feel where their feet touch the ground. The nervous system constantly draws on this sensory feedback to control leg...

Turning plastic water bottles into affordable prosthetic limbs

Most currently available prosthetic limbs tend to be lacking in functionality or are unaffordable to many who need them. Alongside this need for prosthetic...

The Arque prosthetic tail promises to improve user’s balance and agility

For most animals, the tail serves as a way to maintain balance or to grip objects while navigating through small spaces. Humans don't have...

Researchers implant sensors and nerve transfers for wireless control of robotic arms

Above-elbow amputations are more problematic than any other amputation because the humerus (the long bone in the upper arm located between the elbow joint...

Ultra-responsive e-skin could give robots and prosthetics a human like sense of touch

Artificial skin having a sense of touch or ability to feel is a major research goal for engineers working on improving prosthetic technology. In...

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