bionics

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.

3D printing and AI improve cochlear implants

3D printing and AI improve cochlear implants

3D printing and machine learning unite in new research to improve cochlear implants for users.

Miniaturized implants for personalized therapy

Miniaturized implants for personalized therapy

Researchers are working on miniaturization, external power supplies and wirelessly networked implants.

Exoskeleton allows amputees to walk with less effort

Exoskeleton allows amputees to walk with less effort

A lightweight powered exoskeleton helps lower-limb amputees walk with much less effort.

Bionic arm restores natural behaviors in patients

Bionic arm restores natural behaviors in patients

A first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation.

Diabetology 4.0: emerging technologies for diabetes care

Diabetology 4.0: emerging technologies for diabetes care

This overview introduces smart insulin delivery systems and more innovations that help patients and doctors guide decision-making in diabetes care.

Bleak cyborg future from brain-computer interfaces

Bleak cyborg future from brain-computer interfaces

Researchers warn of the potential social, ethical, and legal consequences of technologies interacting heavily with human brains.

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