First Amputee Has Touch Restored With Bionic Hand The researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL) in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) recently developed a completely new sensory feedback channel which allowed a Danish 36...
Feb 6 2014, 9:33am CST
New Robotic Arm With Touch Perception HEALTHBEAT: Scientists wire man's arm to robotics in quest for artificial hand that can feel WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not quite the bionics of science fiction, but European researchers have created a robotic hand that...
Feb 6 2014, 3:57am CST
Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand HEALTHBEAT: Scientists add sense of touch to robotic hand, a step to more lifelike prosthetics WASHINGTON (AP) — To feel what you touch — that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European...
Feb 5 2014, 6:56pm CST
The Rise Of The Biobot: Mixing Biology And Technology In a recent article posted on the The Guardian website, author and new-age guru Deepak Chopra made an interesting observation.
“A cyborg future is coming. Man’s relationship with machine is merging and machines are an...
Jan 10 2014, 2:51pm CST
Medtronic Pacemaker to Slash Heart Risks The all-new Medtronic pacemaker may be just the device that cardiac patients have been looking for. It will probably slash risks of future heart damage among this group of patients.
Nov 19 2013, 4:00am CST
MIT Heals The Blind Let's forget about consumer gadgets for a minute. Netbooks and RAmos Android MIDs and smartphones and gaming consoles are awesome, but every new release in the last year pales in comparison to what MIT has just cooked...
Sep 24 2009, 10:12am CDT
iPods to Interfere with Pacemakers? A study by a 17-year-old high school student showed electrical interference in 50% of the cases when the iPod was held just 2 inches from the patient's chest for 5 to 10 seconds.
The study was examining 100 patients...
May 11 2007, 7:05am CDT
IIP Retina Implant The retina implant developed by IIP combines medicinal and information technology with micro-systems technology.
A blind patient has a unique microchip implanted in their eye, wears special glasses with an integrated...
Jun 16 2005, 5:00am EST
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