A new robot could sense the shape and texture of objects it gets in touch with.
Scientists have announced the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial "arm." The new findings could be huge for those with prosthetic arms and devices.
Researchers have created a new, thought-controlled prosthesis that can tap into the relevant portions of the brain so that it can issue commands.
Robotics and prosthetics are moving forward by leaps and bounds. Now, researchers have created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts
A Colorado man made history this summer. Les Baugh, who lost both of his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was fitted with prosthetic limbs that he can operate by thought alone.
There may be some new improvements for prosthetic legs. Scientists have applied robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer's environment and help amputees walk.
Scientists have been testing robotic, prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee's mind for a while now. Now, though, these prostheses may have become a clinical reality.
Amputees may just be able to regain the sensation of touch, thanks to new technology. Scientists are looking at creating prosthetic limbs that can send electrical impulses so that the user can actually "feel" what they're touching.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use.