MIT’s FitSocket 3D prints comfortable and affordable prosthetic limbs

December 30, 2014 by  
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As if losing a limb wasn’t hard enough for a person, often the task of finding, fitting and affording a prosthetic limb can be almost as excruciating. Enter MIT’s FitSocket technology, which uses 3D scanning, 3D printing , and 3D modeling software to create custom 3D-printed limbs. A laser scanner is used to scan the remainder of the limb and allow the anatomy of the prosthetic and the natural limb to “match up within fractions of a millimeter,” according to 3D designer William Root’s Behance page. Read the rest of MIT’s FitSocket 3D prints comfortable and affordable prosthetic limbs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D imaging , 3d printed , 3D printed limbs , 3D printing , 3D printing prosthetics , 3d scanning , 3D-printed artificial limbs , 3D-printed leg , 3d-printed prostheses , 3D-printed prosthetic , artificial limb , artificial limbs , Exo-Prosthetic , Fit Socket , FitSocket , laser sintering , MIT , prostheses , prosthesis , prosthetic legs , prosthetic limbs , prosthetics , titanium , William Root

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VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

December 19, 2014 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. The future of prosthetics is here after researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory completed a groundbreaking experiment that gave a double amputee the ability to control his prosthetics using only his mind. Les Baugh, who lost his arms 40 years ago, became the first-ever, bilateral, shoulder-level amputee to wear two Modular Prosthetic Limbs. To control his new robotic arms, Baugh received a pair of neural implants, which give him the necessary control over his new limbs. Read the rest of VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amputee neural implants , artificial limb technology , artificial limbs , Courtney Moran , double amputee mind control , double amputee technology , Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory , Leslie Baugh , Leslie Baugh prosthesis , mind control limbs , mind control prosthetics , neural implants , prosthetic limbs , prosthetic technology

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KIDmob Helps Superhero Cyborg Kids Prototype Their Own Prosthetics

July 24, 2014 by  
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Imagine being able to design your own super-cool body part , in whatever shape or color you could dream up. Thanks KIDmob, a group of children with a diversity of upper limb capabilities were able to design and prototype their own body modifications . The “Superhero Cyborg” workshop was held at Brown University’s School of Engineering, in conjunction with the Helping Hands Foundation. Engineering and design students from Brown and RISD helped to facilitate the workshop, in which these amazing kids had the chance to challenge traditional ideas about exoskeletons and prosthetics . Read the rest of KIDmob Helps Superhero Cyborg Kids Prototype Their Own Prosthetics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 21st century skills , 3D printing , children with prosthetics , cyborg , cyborg kids , Design , engineering , engineering for kids , KIDMob , prosthetic limbs , prosthetics , prosthetics for kids

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Low-Cost 3D-Printed Dextrus Hand Could Transform Amputees’ Lives

October 15, 2013 by  
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British inventor and robotocist Joel Gibbard has created a durable 3D-printed hand that not only boasts an impressive range of motion, but can be created for a fraction of the cost of conventional carbon fiber and titanium prosthetics. Constructed from plastic filament , metal and a rubber coating to act as skin, the Dextrus hand costs less than $1000, and Gibbard hopes that by making the design open source he will be able to make prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees. Read the rest of Low-Cost 3D-Printed Dextrus Hand Could Transform Amputees’ Lives Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed , 3D printing , artifical hand , artifical limb , Design for Health , dextrus , joel gibbard , open hand project , prosthesis , prosthetics , robotic hand , robotics , sustainable design        

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Rafael Viñoly’s Innovative Fortabat Museum Boasts a Retractable Roof That Syncs Up with the Sun

October 15, 2013 by  
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i-Limb: Touch Bionics’ Amazing Prosthetic Hand Can Be Controlled Via Smart Phone

April 24, 2013 by  
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UK teenager Patrick Kane just became the first person in the country to be fitted with latest version of Touch Bionics ’ i-Limb Ultra- a prosthetic hand so advanced that it can be controlled via a smart phone app. The i-Limb Ultra can assume 24 different grips with the option of gradually increasing the strength of its grasp, and—according to its makers—it is currently the most advanced and anatomically correct artificial limb on the market. Read the rest of i-Limb: Touch Bionics’ Amazing Prosthetic Hand Can Be Controlled Via Smart Phone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial limbs , artificial skin , i-Limb Ultra , i-Limb Ultra prosthetic hand , innovative technology , prosthetic device , prosthetic fingers , prosthetic technology , prosthetics , smart phone apps , Touch Bionics        

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