bionics

Prostheses could alleviate amputees' phantom limb pain

Prostheses could alleviate amputees' phantom limb pain

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.

Bionic medicine: towards improved cochlear implants

Bionic medicine: towards improved cochlear implants

Researchers have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that the cochlear implant creates in the auditory nerve fibers.

An ultra-precise mind-controlled prosthetic

An ultra-precise mind-controlled prosthetic

Researchers have tapped faint, latent signals from arm nerves and amplified them to enable real-time, intuitive, finger-level control of a robotic hand.

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.