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Tag: Prosthetics

TED: What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez

We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals — futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengineering and genetics, Enriquez sorts out the ethics associated with evolving humans and imagines the ways we’ll have to transform our own bodies …

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DEKA’s LUKE Prosthetic Arm to the Market

The FDA has approved the DEKA Arm System, a mind-controlled prosthetic funded by DARPA and developed by a company founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen. Rock, paper, scissors will never be the same again. And now Mobius Bionics LLC announce the commercial introduction of the LUKE arm. Its creators nicknamed it the “Luke Arm,” after …

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WIRED: Can Prosthetics Outperform Real Limbs? | Cyborg Nation

MIT Media Lab’s Hugh Herr explains how he looks to nature when developing new bionic appendages. The amputee and avid rock climber discusses how his biomechatronics division is pioneering the technologies that aim to augment human physical capabilities.  

CSIRO: Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs manufactured by Anatomics

A Spanish cancer patient has received a titanium sternum and rib cage designed and manufactured by Melbourne-based medical device company Anatomics and printed utilising our 3D printing facility, Lab 22. Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma (a type of cancerous tumour that grows, in this instance, around the rib cage), the 54 year old man …

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Nike Training: Blake Leeper and Nike Training Present: Inner Strength

Although Blake Leeper has prostheses on both legs he appears not to have any troubles training. He’s Paralympic athletes and here we see a little bit how he trains, including for next year’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Blake Leeper shares how hard work and attitude shape his life – from the way he …

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Core77 Design Awards | Umeå University: IKO Creative Prosthetic System

Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar at Umeå University in Sweden, has designed this prosthetic arm compatible with Lego.  

Science Magazine: Moving robotic limbs with the power of imagination

By tapping into the planning part of the brain, complicated imagined movement can be converted into real movement using a robotic arm.  

Exiii: Open-Source Cyborg Hand | HACKberry User Test

Tokyo startup Exiii is trying to dramatically cut the cost of fake but functional hands. We think their prototypes looks quite impressive, don’t you agree?    

JHU Applied Physics Laboratory: Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate …

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Case Western Reserve University: Restoring the Sense of Touch

A new prosthetic system allows amputees to feel familiar sensations and also, somewhat unexpectedly, reduces their phantom pain. Developed by researchers at the Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The system to reactivate areas of the brain that produce the sense of touch, but recipients of prosthetic hands …

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University of Toronto: Design Fair | Neural Robotic Arm

University of Toronto student Ryan Mintz and his team have created a robotic arm that responds to brain waves captured with their headset. They hope to one day create robotic limbs or prosthetics that the wearer can control with their thoughts.  

DARPA: A Breakthrough in Upper-Limb Prosthetics

Mr. Fred Downs performs household tasks while wearing the DEKA Arm System. The system was developed by DEKA Integrated Solutions for DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program. On May 9, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the system for commercialization.  

Krista Donaldson: The $80 prosthetic knee that’s changing lives

FILMED DEC 2013 • POSTED DEC 2013 • TEDWomen 2013 We’ve made incredible advances in technology in recent years, but too often it seems only certain fortunate people can benefit. Engineer Krista Donaldson introduces the ReMotion knee, a prosthetic device for above-knee amputees, many of whom earn less than $4 a day. The design contains …

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