bionics

  • Vincent The Cat Gets 3D-Printed Legs

    Vincent The Cat Gets 3D-Printed Legs

    Vincent the cat was born without rear tibias, a deformation that could have spelt death for the wee kitten if some folks hadn’t found him at a campsite. Instead of giving up on Vincent, Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh at Iowa State University built the cat a pair of usable legs using 3D modeling and printing. Dr. Bergh couldn’t quite figure out how to help Vincent until she worked with… Read More

  • Future Transhumanist Tech May Soon Change The Definition Of Disability Crunch Network

    Future Transhumanist Tech May Soon Change The Definition Of Disability

    Radical technologies around the world may soon overhaul the field of disability and immobility, which affects in some way more than a billion people around the world. MIT bionics designer Hugh Herr, who lost both his legs in a mountain climbing accident, recently said in a TED Talk on disability, “A person can never be broken. Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. Read More

  • Video: “Eyeborg” Replaces Eye With Functioning Wireless Video Camera

    Video: “Eyeborg” Replaces Eye With Functioning Wireless Video Camera

    You might remember Rob Spence, known online as the Eyeborg for his project to create a working bionic eye. We wrote about him before, and interviewed him a while back, but the project has advanced to the point where even a seasoned tech blogger is left speechless with amazement. Spence has worked with a team of engineers to adapt an endoscope into a working in-socket video camera. Read More

  • BerkeleyBionics Gives Paralyzed Woman Her Legs Back

    eLEGS is a unique exoskeleton for general consumers designed to allow wheelchair-bound folks to walk. The product, based on some early work at the Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering lab. In this video, a nearly paralyzed young woman walks again after 18 years. Read More

  • News from the future: Bionic lady undergoes nerve-remapping treatment

    There’s really no way to describe this story without making it sound like it’s from the future. This lady, who has one of the world’s most advanced bionic arms after losing one in a motorcycle accident, has begun feeling her missing arm again. This is nothing new in itself; phantom limb pain is an established phenomenon as old as amputation. However, this case is different… Read More