Prosthetics
Researchers create artificial foam heart

Researchers create artificial foam heart

New York: A team from Cornell University has developed an artificial heart with a new lightweight and stretchable foam that has potential for use in prosthetic body parts, artificial organs and soft robotics. more

Scientists create artificial ‘skin’ that could feel sensation

Scientists create artificial ‘skin’ that could feel sensation

Washington: US researchers said on Thursday they have created a plastic “skin” that is capable of distinguishing the pressure difference between a limp handshake and a firm grip and then transferring these sensory signals to the brain cells. more

‘Avatar’ experiment can help paralysed people move

‘Avatar’ experiment can help paralysed people move

New York: Using an avatar-like system integrating a real muscle and tendon along with a computer-controlled nerve stimulator acting as the avatar’s spinal cord, researchers have taken a giant leap to understand locomotion from the leg up. more

Brain prosthesis to aid people with memory loss

Brain prosthesis to aid people with memory loss

New York: Researchers have developed a brain prosthesis that can replace or support a damaged part of the brain and help people with memory loss problems form memories as efficiently as any other person. more

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in a world first surgery

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in a world first surgery

Sydney: In a world-first surgery, a Spanish cancer patient has received a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib implant that was designed and manufactured in Melbourne. more

Transplantable artificial limb developed

Transplantable artificial limb developed

New York (IANS): Researchers in the US have discovered a way to develop bio-artificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation, a study says. more

Soon, prosthetic hands with a sense of touch

Soon, prosthetic hands with a sense of touch

Washington (IANS): Researchers are exploring new approaches to design prosthetic hands capable of providing “sensory feedback”. more

Paralysed man controls robotic arm with intention

Paralysed man controls robotic arm with intention

Washington (IANS): In a pioneering feat, a team of US scientists has developed a novel system that allows a patient to control the movement of his robotic arm with his intention. more

Artificial hand responds sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires

Artificial hand responds sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires

Berlin: Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature’s book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology¬†enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight robot hands for industrial applications and novel prosthetic devices. more

Thumbs-up for mind-controlled robotic arm

Thumbs-up for mind-controlled robotic arm

London: A paralysed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand movements. more