AI will help people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons walk securely on terrains, such as tile, brick, concrete, grass, and "upstairs" and "downstairs."
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New findings may solve a mystery about how brains manage to process information so accurately, even though neurons act with a degree of randomness.
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A tiny, new brain-machine interface device lets scientists make movies of neuron activity. It could help make better prostheses.
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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.
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Soft robots and prosthetics could benefit from a new material that's conductive, lightweight, and heat-tolerant. Learn more in the video.
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"...when someone loses a hand, we found both 'hand areas' of the brain—left and right—become dedicated to the remaining healthy hand."
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"For everything we envision people needing or wanting to do to become independent... they really need two hands working together."
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A bionic prosthesis that includes sensors that connect to residual nerves in the thigh allows amputees to feel their prosthetic foot and knee in real time.
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A new e-glove can help people with prosthetic hands feel pressure and temperature, while also giving prostheses the softness and warmth of real skin.
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A new electronic skin may one day give robots and prosthetic devices a sense of touch that rivals the real thing.
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