bionics

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a biorobotic hybrid heart for testing prosthetic valves and other cardiac devices.

Bionic leg to help amputees walk faster

Bionic leg to help amputees walk faster

Bionic breakthrough: Engineers develop computerized bionic leg to help amputees walk faster, easier and with better balance.

Robotic hand merges amputee and robotic Control

Robotic hand merges amputee and robotic Control

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.

Bionic prosthesis improves amputees’ health

Bionic prosthesis improves amputees’ health

Thanks to bionic prosthesis that features sensors that connect to residual nerves in the thigh, two volunteers are the first above-knee amputees in the world to feel their prosthetic foot and knee in real time.

Prosthetic arm can move with your thoughts

Prosthetic arm can move with your thoughts

Reseachers are developing a prosthetic arm that can move with the person's thoughts and feel the sensation of touch via an array of electrodes implanted in the muscles of the patient.

Nanoprobes: a leap forward in human-machine interfaces

Nanoprobes: a leap forward in human-machine interfaces

Machine enhanced humans – or cyborgs as they are known in science fiction – could be one step closer to becoming a reality.