Can you improve the human body beyond the rate of evolution? Open Bionics have an interesting answer to this question.Read More
Christina Hunter, a practicing occupational therapist and clinical researcher who lost her foot after a crush injury, has built herself a prosthetic leg out of Lego. Has to be one of the better things you will see all day.
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
The world's first implantable robotic arm controlled by thoughts is being developed by a postdoctoral student. The first operations on patients will take place this winter, changing the lives of amputees.
“I feel like the Terminator” is the statement coming from the once-limbless Nigel Ackland, 53, who lost his arm in an industrial accident some six years ago. He's one of just seven people in the world taking part in a four-month trial of a new hi-tech bionic arm that is being described as the most human-like limb ever. Seeing it in action, we're unwilling to disagree, it's something really quite special.Read More
A pair of robotic legs controlled solely by the user's mind have been successfully demonstrated by Researchers at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and the University of California. This brings new potential to the future of prosthetic limbs for paraplegic people.