prosthetics

3D printed soft robotic hand plays Nintendo

3D printed soft robotic hand plays Nintendo

Researchers have 3D printed a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. - and win!

Liquid metal sensors and AI used for prosthetics

Liquid metal sensors and AI used for prosthetics

For the first time, researchers incorporated stretchable tactile sensors using liquid metal on the fingertips of a prosthetic hand.

Neuroprosthesis decodes speech for paralyzed man

Neuroprosthesis decodes speech for paralyzed man

Researchers have developed a "speech neuroprosthesis" that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences.

Medical technologies that come out of the printer

Medical technologies that come out of the printer

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's German-Polish High-Performance Center brings additive manufacturing to medical technology – first demonstrators will already be presented by the end of 2021.

Bruisable artificial skin could help robots sense injuries

Bruisable artificial skin could help robots sense injuries

Researchers have developed an artificial skin that senses force through ionic signals and also changes color from yellow to a bruise-like purple, providing a visual cue that damage has occurred.

Brain-computer interfaces use thoughts to bring prostheses to life

Brain-computer interfaces use thoughts to bring prostheses to life

With the aid of a virtual reality model, researchers from the Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum have examined, which errors can occur during the communication between the brain and robotic prosthesis.

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