bionics

Bionic touch does not remap the brain

Bionic touch does not remap the brain

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.

Bionics open eyes to a frontier in vision restoration

Bionics open eyes to a frontier in vision restoration

Researchers have developed a revolutionary cortical vision device that could one day help restore vision to the blind.

First cochlear implants with lighting array

First cochlear implants with lighting array

Researchers combine for the first time gene therapy in the cochlea with optical cochlear implants to optogenetically activate the auditory pathway in gerbils.

"Super Human Eye" works like a real one

"Super Human Eye" works like a real one

Researchers have crafted an artificial eye with capabilities close to its human model.

Prosthetics: Artificial pieces of brain communicate with real neurons

Prosthetics: Artificial pieces of brain communicate with real neurons

Researchers have developed a system for integrating artificial chip-based 'neurons' with real neurons using QR-code-like patterns of light to facilitate communication.

Breast cancer: restoring sensation via implant

Breast cancer: restoring sensation via implant

The Bionic Breast Project from the University of Chicago applies bionic technology to restore post-mastectomy breast function.