26-year-old woman receives world’s most advanced, natural bionic hand

June 24, 2015 by  
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Just in time for the return of Star Wars , bionic hand technology takes a grand step forward. UK-based Steeper Group promotes its advanced “BeBionic” artificial hand as the world’s most “anatomically accurate,” with “unrivaled level of precision and natural movements.” The newest model has enabled Nicky Ashwell, a 26-year-old woman from London, to ride a bicycle for the first time in her life. Steeper Group plans for Ashwell to be the first of many who benefit from their bionic hand. Read the rest of 26-year-old woman receives world’s most advanced, natural bionic hand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: advanced robotics , advanced technology , artificial hand , BeBionic , bionic , bionic hand , prosthetic , prosthetic arms , prosthetic hands , robotics , Steeper Group

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World’s First ‘Bionic Leg’ Helps People Learn to Walk Again

October 6, 2014 by  
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Losing the ability to walk is a big deal that can affect a person’s life in so many ways, but a new device is helping people who have an injured limb to regain their mobility. According to the Telegraph , the world’s first ‘bionic leg’ is a device that straps to the leg of injured patients and can take their weight, allowing them to sit, stand and walk – even up and down stairs. The device, made by California-based AlterG , is a battery-powered physiotherapy device that provides support to people with leg injuries, strokes and other mobility impairments so they can regain coordination and rebuild their muscles. Read the rest of World’s First ‘Bionic Leg’ Helps People Learn to Walk Again Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alterg , bionic , device , injury , leg , mobility , patient , physiotherapy , Technology , walk

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Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair

August 21, 2014 by  
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If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to freak out your co-workers, look no further than the new Chairless Chair that makes it look like you’re sitting on thin air. Created by Zurich-based startup noonee , the Chairless Chair is essentially a pair of bionic pants you can wear all the time, lock in place and lean on when you need the support. The pants use a hip harness that directs your weight onto the heels of your shoes when locked, but lets you move freely and even run while wearing them when unlocked. Simply move into your desired position and power on the device to lock using a single six-volt battery that can last up to 24 hours. Read the rest of Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back , bionic , Chair , chair pants , chairless , Chairless Chair , gunura , injury , noonee , pants , pants with a chair , related , sit without a chair , work

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Amputee Walks With World’s First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg in Chicago

September 27, 2013 by  
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After losing his lower leg in a motorcycle accident four years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has undergone experimental surgery to become the recipient of the world’s first thought-controlled bionic leg. Developed at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), the groundbreaking bionic limb decodes neural signals from redirected nerves in Vawter’s upper leg to enable him to have improved, intuitive control over his movement. Read the rest of Amputee Walks With World’s First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg in Chicago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bionic leg , Design for Health , lost limb , lower leg amputee , northwestern , prosthetic leg , rehabilitiation institute of chicago , robotic leg , targeted muscle reinnervation surgery , zac vawter        

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Scientists Create Technology that Could Lead to Lifelike Artificial Skin

July 9, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Bionic ears and eyes are already a reality, and with the strides made by a team of scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology led by Professor Hossam Haick , artificial skin may soon become a possibility as well. The group was able to create a flexible sensor that could potentially be used to recreate the human body’s largest organ. The sensor can simultaneously collect data on temperature, pressure, and humidity and is 10 times more sensitive than similar technologies currently on the market. If the sensor could be integrated into e-skin, prosthetic limbs could one day be outfitted with the invention and made even more like a true extremity. Read the rest of Scientists Create Technology that Could Lead to Lifelike Artificial Skin Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bionic , ear , eye , flexible , GOLD , nanoparticle , pet plastic , professor hossam haick , prosthesis , sensor , Skin , technion-israel institute of technology        

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Festo Unveils the BionicOpter Remote-Controlled Dragonfly Robot

April 2, 2013 by  
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Chinese Man Builds His Own Bionic Hands from Scrap Metal After Losing Limbs in Explosion

August 20, 2012 by  
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Think you’re a pretty good do-it-yourself-er ? Think again. The Daily Mail reports that after losing both of his hands and forearms in an explosion (he created a homemade bomb that detonated prematurely), 51 year-old Sun Jifa decided he wasn’t done building stuff. Instead of feeling discouraged when the hospital suggested prosthetic arms he couldn’t afford, Jifa set to work assembling his own. Eight long years later, he completed the ultimate DIY project by building a working pair of prosthetic hands without the aid of fingers. Read the rest of Chinese Man Builds His Own Bionic Hands from Scrap Metal After Losing Limbs in Explosion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bionic Hands , china , DIY , injury , prosthetic limbs , scrap metal , Sun Jifa

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Scientists Crack Code That Would Allow Bionic Eyes to Send Signals to the Brain

August 16, 2012 by  
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Two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have ‘cracked’ a mouse’s retina’s neural code and they believe that this information could be used to create a prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice. The team have also done the same for a monkey retina — which is essentially identical to that of a human. In short, the researchers think that they can now design and create a bionic device that would allow the blind to see! Read the rest of Scientists Crack Code That Would Allow Bionic Eyes to Send Signals to the Brain Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bionic eyes , blind mice , blindness , neural code , prosthetic device , retina prosthetics , star trek , visor , weill cornell medical college

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