Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm Returns the Sense of Touch to Amputees

February 6, 2014 by  
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A team of Italian and Swiss researchers have developed the LifeHand 2 , the first artificial hand that restores a sense of touch to patients with a missing limb. The limb is wired up to electrodes implanted into the nerves at the point of amputation to allow easy control with no more than a thought . While still in the experimental stages, this new type of prosthetic could allow amputees to more easily lift and manipulate objects without having to carefully watch their every move. Read the rest of Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm Returns the Sense of Touch to Amputees Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amputation , bionic arm , bionic limb , electrodes , lifehand , lifehand 2 , Nervous System , Prosthetic arm , prosthetic hand , prosthetics , RObotic Arm , robotic hand , sense of touch        

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17 Year-Old Creates a 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic Arm for $250

February 11, 2013 by  
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Easton LaChappelle shows off an earlier version of his robotic arm [via Popular Science] Combining a Nintendo Power Glove with 3D-printed parts, 17 year-old Easton LaChappelle has designed an incredible robotic prosthetic arm . As a young teen, the designer still played with his LEGO bricks, but instead of LEGO fortresses, the 14 year old built his first foray into robotics. Made from LEGOs, fishing wire, and surgical tubing, LaChapelle built version one of his robotic arm, which earned him 3rd place in the Colorado Science Fair of 2011, and inspired him to go even further with the 3D-printed design. Read the rest of 17 Year-Old Creates a 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic Arm for $250 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed prosthetic arm , Easton LaChappelle , eco design , een design , LEGO robotic arm , Prosthetic arm , RObotic Arm , sustainable design

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17 Year-Old Creates a 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic Arm for $250

February 11, 2013 by  
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Easton LaChappelle shows off an earlier version of his robotic arm [via Popular Science] Combining a Nintendo Power Glove with 3D-printed parts, 17 year-old Easton LaChappelle has designed an incredible robotic prosthetic arm . As a young teen, the designer still played with his LEGO bricks, but instead of LEGO fortresses, the 14 year old built his first foray into robotics. Made from LEGOs, fishing wire, and surgical tubing, LaChapelle built version one of his robotic arm, which earned him 3rd place in the Colorado Science Fair of 2011, and inspired him to go even further with the 3D-printed design. Read the rest of 17 Year-Old Creates a 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic Arm for $250 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed prosthetic arm , Easton LaChappelle , eco design , een design , LEGO robotic arm , Prosthetic arm , RObotic Arm , sustainable design

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Robotic Elephant Water Clock Designed in 1206 AD Recreated in Dubai Shopping Mall

November 2, 2012 by  
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A kinetic energy-powered robotic “elephant clock” designed in the 13th century by Al-Jazari, the Muslim “father of robotics,” now serves as a centerpiece of the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai. According to Atlas Obscura , the robotic clock was commissioned for the 2005 opening of the enormous 3.5-million-square-foot mall. The design is based on drawings and instructions from Al-Jazari’s 1206 AD Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices , a manuscript describing 50 machines such as animal and humanoid automata, automatic gates and doors, as well as clocks. Read the rest of Robotic Elephant Water Clock Designed in 1206 AD Recreated in Dubai Shopping Mall Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: al jazari , arab , automata , automaton , clock , Design , Elephant , engineer , engineering , ibn battuta mall , inventor , Muslim , photo , robotic , robotics

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Ekso Bionics’ Robotic Exoskeleton Will Help Paraplegics Walk Again in 2012

January 3, 2012 by  
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We’ve covered robotic exoskeleton prototypes in the past here on Inhabitat, but Ekso Bionics just announced plans to launch a fully-functioning commercial model by the end of the year! Think about it – within 12 months, this exoskeleton will help thousands of paraplegics trade their wheelchairs for the ability to walk again. Read the rest of Ekso Bionics’ Robotic Exoskeleton Will Help Paraplegics Walk Again in 2012 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ekso bionics , ekso bionics 2012 , ekso bionics exoskeleton , exoskeleton paraplegics , exosuit ekso bionics , paralysis , paraplegics 2012 , paraplegics ekso bionics , paraplegics ekso skeleton , paraplegics ekso suit

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Miniaturist Jason D’Aquino Creates Tiny Portraits on Recycled Matchbooks

January 3, 2012 by  
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Zhu Zhu Pets: How Toxic…Or Not?

December 12, 2009 by  
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The real thing. Photo by www.flickr.com/photos/annia316/ via Flickr The must-have Christmas toy, Zhu Zhu Pets are pronounced safe, according to US federal safety regulators.

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Flying Through Thunderstorm Equivalent to Getting 400 Chest X-rays?

December 12, 2009 by  
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Photo via: D’Arcy Norman /Flickr Here’s one that motivates me, Miss Wanderlust, to pack away my passport and more seriously consider that staycation . Recent findings from scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology, UC Santa Cruz and the University of Florida are estimating that airplane passengers and crews traveling through just one thunderstorm of lightening-emitted X-rays, gamma rays and high-energy electrons could be … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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