There have been some amazing advancements in prosthetic limbs, from mind control to 3D printing. But none have been able to feel a sense of touch. That is until now, as a team of American and Korean researchers have developed an artificial material that stretches and senses just like real skin.Read More
Robotics have rarely been described as cheap, and when it comes to hands and arms this is especially so. With just an arm costing upwards of $10,000 it's clear why research and development of prosthetic limbs is an expensive pursuit. Chris Chappell and Easton LaChappelle are seeking crowd funding from Kickstarter to help change this.
Liam is a 5-year-old South African boy who was born without fingers on his right hand. When his mother stumbled upon the work of two prosthetic hobbyists and shared this story, they went on to create a new hand for the boy, using a 3D printer, bits of cable, bungee cord and rubber thimbles.Read More