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19-year-old’s mind-controlled robotic arm acknowledged by President Obama

Easton LaChappelle, a 19-year-old from Colorado, was only 14 when he first started taking apart toasters. In the last five years, he has managed to develop in his bedroom...

DARPA funds implantable devices to restore sense of touch, improve control of prosthetic hands

People who have lost a hand not only suffer from the increased difficulty of performing routine tasks, they also lose the sensation required to manipulate objects gracefully....

The first person with two mind-controlled prosthetic arms (VIDEO)

A Colorado man, Leslie Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, has become the first shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control a...

Segway inventor’s Star Wars-inspired robotic arm earns FDA approval, gives new hope to amputees

LUKE, the highly advanced robotic arm for amputees named after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker, has been approved for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Also...

Cybathlon 2016: the championship for parathletes with technology aids

As we all know, 2014 is going to be the year when, for the very first time, a paralyzed person wearing a mind-controlled exoskeleton will perform the...

Hand prosthesis with sense of touch shows lots of promise (video)

As Neurogadget reported last week, 'feeling' hand prosthetic technology has taken a great leap forward in the past year. However, as successeful as Dr. Silvestro Micera's technology is, it...

Bionic hand gives patient a real sense of touch (video)

Last February, Neurogadget reported that researchers at the University de Lausanne had begun clinical trials on a new generation of hand prosthetics. These prosthetics, unlike their predecessors,...
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Shark attack victim outfitted with new bionic limb

Researchers in Dr, Goldfarb's laboratory at Vanderbilt University have recently unveiled a new bionic leg, which promises to substantially increase mobility for above the knee amputees. The...

Artificial leg operated by thought (video)

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) have published a long-time case study on the world’s first thought operated artificial leg. While there are several different thought operated...
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DARPA’s cutting edge prosthesis research results in new nerve and muscle interfaces (video)

Artist's concept of Leaded Implantable Myoelectric Sensors (LIMES) to be used as a novel peripheral-interface technology with targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) Image credit: DARPA Last time we reported...
‘Osseointegrated’ prosthetic arm controlled via direct nerve implants at Chalmers University of Technology

Osseointegrated prosthetic arm controlled via direct nerve implants

Earlier this year, the lab of Dr. Rickard Branemark at Sahlgrenska University Hospital was the first to permanently implant electrodes into the nerves and muscles of an...

Scientists demonstrate wireless neural interface

Xray image of (a) a pig and (b) a rhesus monkey showing wireless implant (credit: David A Borton et al./J. Neural Eng.) Scientists at Brown University have developed...

New ‘feeling’ bionic hand begins clinical trials

Researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland announced the first clinical trials of an advanced new bionic hand. Unlike almost all forearm prosthetics...
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Blind man reads braille patterns with his eyes, using implanted retinal prosthesis

Retinal prosthesis are devices that allow those who have become blind due to some conditions to have their vision partially restored. Though very useful for perceiving shape...
Max-Ortiz-Catalan brain-controlled prosthetic arm

Truly brain-controlled prosthetic arm uses electrodes attached to nerves and muscles

A new technology developed by Swedish researchers could help amputees to control an artificial limb in a very similar way as their own biological hand or arm....

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