Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a

HuMoTech’s robotic feet make it easier to test drive a bunch of different prosthetics

There are white boards lining the walls covered in complex formulas and earlier iterations of the company’s robotic leg are scattered in pieces on and underneath tables. You can practically chart th

Po 3D prints personalized prosthetic hands for the needy in South America

The latest in soft robotics and shrinking sensors enables limbs and digits with ever-increasing levels of sensation and realism. At the same time, 3D printing is making it possible to bring sophistica

This smart sock adds sensations to prosthetic limbs

The future of prosthetics is fast arriving, with 3D-printed construction, advanced materials and embedded sensors replacing the unadorned wood and plastic of yore. But like the rest of the future, it'

Brain-computer interface lets a man with a spinal injury feel robotic fingers

"Index... ring... pinky... index... middle..." Nathan Copeland is telling a researcher which of his fingers he feels a touch on. But the researcher is touching a robotic hand, not Copeland's, whose

Accessory for prosthetic limbs lets users interact directly with digital media

When someone has lost a hand, particularly the dominant one, it can be a real challenge to do the simple clicks and drags that all of us take for granted on our desktops and laptops. A German design t

The future of 3D-printed prosthetics

The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world. In th

After losing his leg, a Syrian war survivor turns to tech to 3D print prosthetic limbs

Asem Hasna, 22, heard dead silence for five minutes after a shell blew his left leg off in a small town southwest of Damascus in April 2013. A mathematics student turned volunteer paramedic Hasna h

Watch Fifth Grader Ari Get Fitted For A New 3D-Printed Hand

During the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles last week, a fifth grader named Ari stopped by a booth set up by Google. The booth had information about its "Impact Challenge" for disabili

Brain-Linked Prosthetic Arm Wins FDA Approval As Our Bionic Future Looms

DARPA’s initiative to build a prosthetic arm that’s fully controllable via a wearer’s mind has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (via Verge), a key green light

The Dextrus Robotic Hand Wants To Make Advanced Prosthetics 100X Cheaper Via 3D Printing

The Dextrus hand is the working prototype resulting from <a target="_blank" href="">Joel Gibbard's Open Hand Project</a>,

I, for one, welcome our new prosthetic robot arms

<img src="" />The Department of Veterans Affairs is testing a fancy new prosthetic arm developed in conjunction with DARPA, the folks

Real-world mermaid created by WETA Workshop

<img src="" />WETA Workshop, creators of almost everything seen in the Lord of the Rings films, have brought movie magic to re

My Prosthetic Lung

<img src="" /> Welsh company Haemair's prosthetic lung <a href="

Woman wants to replace her glass eye with a webcam

Or something like that. This little news item is far more homegrown and far less momentous than the bionic eye we posted about some time ago, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. For o

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

Telekinetic monkeys and revolutionary prehensile prosthetics The brain-machine interface is one of the next major steps in technology. I had the privilege to study Neuroscience at UCLA and ca

Shake hands with the i-LIMB

A new prosthetic hand is being tested in Germany right now that has individual movable fingers that are nimble enough to type on a keyboard. It’s also sensitive enough to pressure that one using