Neuroscientists have demonstrated that the brain does not remap itself even with long-term bionic limb use, posing challenges for the development of realistic prosthetic limbs.
We cover the research on combining biologically inspired engineering to develop and apply implantable devices designed to replace or enhance organs or other body parts such as limbs or even the eye by mechanical versions.
Researchers have developed a revolutionary cortical vision device that could one day help restore vision to the blind.
Researchers have developed a system for integrating artificial chip-based 'neurons' with real neurons using QR-code-like patterns of light to facilitate communication.
Scientists have developed the world's first fully integrated bionic arm prosthesis that is ready to use – in keeping with the motto "Plug and Play".
New prosthetic technologies that stimulate the nerves could pave the way for prostheses that feel like a natural part of the body and reduce the phantom limb pain commonly endured by amputees.
Researchers have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that the cochlear implant creates in the auditory nerve fibers.
Scientists have successfully tested neuroprosthetic technology that combines robotic control with users’ voluntary control, opening avenues in the new interdisciplinary field of shared control for neuroprosthetic technologies.
Machine enhanced humans – or cyborgs as they are known in science fiction – could be one step closer to becoming a reality.
The Open-Source Bionic Leg will enable investigators to efficiently solve challenges associated with controlling bionic legs across a range of activities in the lab and out in the community.
Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception.
Bionic reconstruction: Researchers showed that after amputation of a hand, muscles can be repurposed using nerve transfers.
Scientists have used machine learning to improve the performance of prosthetic hands. The researchers said the findings, could spark a "new generation of prosthetic limbs.
Prosthetics for arms and legs have evolved from the rudimentary wooden appendages of just a few decades ago.
Researchers developed a novel method of growing whole muscles from hydrogel sheets impregnated with myoblasts and incorporated these muscles into a biohybrid robot.
The first U.S. clinical trial of 3D-printed prosthetics for children launched.