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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics - WTAJ

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There are two million people with amputations in the U.S. For many of these patients, prosthetic devices offer greater mobility.
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thought-controlled myoelectric leg is a new prosthetic that Zac Vawter now has. The requirement for this leg is for nerves to be moved to bend back to his hamstring and electrodes were put into his muscles for reading brain waves. 

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Man Controls Robotic Hand with Mind

For a month, Pierpaolo Petruzziello's amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the arm with his thoughts. R...
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4 electrodes were planted in his left arm to control the hand which he tested at a university.  He was able to control this hand just by remaining focused and giving all efforts.  The next goal is to plant these electrodes to last for years.

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Man sees with 'bionic eye'

Subscribe to ITN News: http://bit.ly/itnytsub A man who lost an eye in a shooting accident has been turned into an 'eyeborg', after doctors fitted a tiny cam...
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Bionic hand controlled by iPhone app

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta shows you the latest in prosthetic technology: bionic hands controlled from an iPhone app.
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The prosthetic which is controlled by an  app on a smartphone makes movements that are in our everyday life, easy for someone who can't perform them. It includes tying shoes and picking up a pen. 

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'Exponential' progress in prosthetics helps ease tough path for amputees - Christian Science Monitor

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Christian Science Monitor 'Exponential' progress in prosthetics helps ease tough path for amputees Christian Science Monitor Response to the victims who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombings has thrown a spotlight on just how far the field of...
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US Biomedical Research: We Must Reverse a Decade of Neglect - Huffington Post (blog)

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US Biomedical Research: We Must Reverse a Decade of Neglect
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Amputee Successfully Feels Prosthetic Grip Strength Via Arm ...

Amputee Successfully Feels Prosthetic Grip Strength Via Arm ... | Aspect1 | Scoop.it
In the latest trial, appearing in Science Translational Medicine today, biomedical engineer Silvestro Micera of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and a large team surgically attached electrodes from ...
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Silvestro Micera had performed a test on a 36 year old volunteer that included electrodes and nerves in an amputated arm to see how he could control a hand with very small muscle movements.

 

The volunteer endured 710 tests over 7 days on various grip strengths, stiffness and shapes while blindfolded and use of earphones to prevent false test results.

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Former soldier gets world's most advanced bionic knee - ITV News

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A soldier from Lancashire, who suffered appalling injuries whilst serving in Afghanistan, has been fitted with the world's most advanced bionic knee.
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Gregg Stevenson was a young man serving his country and the unthinkable happened to him.  Back in 2009 Gregg lost both of his legs because of an IED explosion. Today Gregg  has been fitted with the genius x3. His new bionic knee is so complex that it can be customized to his personal needs. It can be updated and with something simple as Bluetooth. He is already experiencing the benefits because this knee allows him to run and play with his young son.  

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Prosthetics that never have to be removed

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The permanent prosthetic design could eliminate the current socket technology that can be painful and tiring. Dr. Hugate said he thinks a permanent prosthetic could restore function to nearly normal, especially for young active people.

 

 


Via USA TechGuide, Center for Accessible Living NKY
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Dr. Hugate is designing a new prosthetic that can make these people with unfortunate occurrences feel like a complete body again.  The prosthetic is permanent and completely eliminates the socket design that is painful  for people today. He hopes to have his design successful for humans in the next upcoming years. 

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Computer Controlled Prosthetic Ankle

Martin Bionics developed the first-of-its-kind fully autonomous robotic prosthetic ankle. This prosthetic has the ability to sense, think, and respond to the...
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This ankle can sense the land around and adjust to it in almost anything. This video proves it is now being marketed for sale.

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3D printing could revolutionize medical prosthetics, SME says ...

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3D printing holds promise to revolutionize the manufacturing of prosthetic devices and medical aids in this country, says SME's Debbie Holton.
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In the aspects of prosthetics, 3D printing can be a huge factor.  This can include hearing aids and limbs.

 

Bio-printing which is the printing of human organs and tissues is no making a rise and indicates a huge puzzle for scientists today.

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​Nerve implants make bionic hand feel almost real — RT News

​Nerve implants make bionic hand feel almost real — RT News | Aspect1 | Scoop.it
A man who lost his hand a decade ago can now feel it again, thanks to complex surgery which implanted electrodes into nerves in his upper arms. The implants give feedback from pressure sensors in the prosthetic hand, ...
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Bionic hand gives lifelike sense of touch - YouTube

Prosthetic hands that feed signals directly into the nervous system could soon let people who have lost an arm reconnect with the world through touch Read mo...
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