One problem with leg prostheses is that they can feel too heavy. Connecting a prosthesis to the nervous system can change that, researchers say.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~4 min
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Quadriplegic Robert Chmielewski fed himself dessert using two prosthetic arms he manipulated with his brain. "It's pretty cool," he says.
Jan. 4, 2021 • ~5 min
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Even after a year of wearing and using a prosthetic device, participants in a new study still had a mismatch between what they did and what they felt.
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new device that can recognize hand gestures based on electrical signals in the forearm could one day control prosthetics.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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New 3D-printable synthetic polymers have morphing powers and can self-heal within seconds. They could be useful for more realistic prosthetics.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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Motors first designed for the International Space Station can help people using prosthetic legs to walk with a more natural gait, researchers say.
July 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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AI will help people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons walk securely on terrains, such as tile, brick, concrete, grass, and "upstairs" and "downstairs."
May 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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A tiny, new brain-machine interface device lets scientists make movies of neuron activity. It could help make better prostheses.
March 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new prosthetic allows amputees real-time, intuitive, finger-level control of a robotic hand. "It's like you have a hand again," one user says.
March 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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