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.
People with cochlear implants who receive postoperative care via a remote, telemedicine service trialled by the University of Southampton have shown a significant increase in their empowerment coupled with real improvements in their hearing tests after using the online care tools.
Patients undergoing physical rehabilitation at Rush for paralyzing injuries are being aided by a robotic suit designed to help raise people to full height and walk.
A robotics company has launched the world's first medically certified 3D printed artificial arms for amputees.