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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘prosthetics’

Prosthetic Legs Are Becoming Even More Incredible

Prosthetics are slowly but surely moving into the world of robotics. Earlier this year, a man was able to control a robotic hand by simply using his mind to send it commands. Now the same feat has been accomplished with a robotic leg. Nature reports that an unnamed 32-year-old man lost his knee and lower leg after a motorcycle accident …

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This 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm Can Be Made For $500

3D printing is quickly proving that it will revolutionize the world of prosthetic limbs. Now we have one more inspiring story of a teen that has used the technology to make prosthetics cheaper and more accessible. Easton LaChappelle, a 17-year-old from Colorado, has made a prosthetic arm with a 3D printer and some simple electronics for only $500. The benefits …

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Watch a Woman Build Herself a New Leg – out of Legos

Christina Stephens, a “practicing occupational therapist, clinical researcher, and peer educator,” lost her leg in a crush injury. And then she did something incredibly awesome. Stephens built herself a prosthetic leg – out of Legos. “Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos. The joke’s on you—I went home and did it. Please …

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3D Printing Let This Duck Walk Again

3D printing is doing some amazing things in the world of prosthetics. A little boy born without a hand was recently given one through an open-source 3D printer project, and now a duck born with a foot deformity is back on his feet. Buttercup the duck, who has more than 10,000 likes on Facebook, is the first duck to get …

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DARPA Holds Off On Making Killer Robots For A Bit To Make These Amazing Prosthetics

DARPA is scary. The military research agency has created a number of robots that will ensure our destruction, but at least it’s now making advanced prosthetics for when the robots chop off our arms with chainsaws. DARPA updated the world this week on its progress with the Reliable Neural-Interface Technology program. As the name suggests, it’s a program dedicated to …

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The Next Prosthetic Hand Will Be Able To Feel

Prosthetic hands have been around for a while, but there have been a number of recent advancements in the field that have made them cheaper and more refined. The latest advancement revealed this week tackles a long sought after result of prosthetics – restoring one’s sense of touch. The Independent reports that an unnamed man in Rome will be having …

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Prosthetic Arms Are Becoming Increasingly More Realistic

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way over the years, but a lot of them still can’t replicate the precise motion that natural limbs perform on a daily basis. That’s quickly changing, however, as one company has already given Nigel Ackland, a 53-year-old who lost his arm six-years-ago, a prosthetic arm that functions just as well as any natural arm. …

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3D Printer Creates “Magic Arms” For Young Girl

We’ve been covering 3D printers here for a while now and each new innovation just gets a little more amazing. We’ve also seen a few uses that make us question the technology such as when a hobbyist printed the lower part of a gun. 3D printing is going to run into all sorts of conundrums as it matures, but sometimes …

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Lego Prosthetic Arm Makes Robots Less Scary, More Kid-Approved

Could you really be afraid of a Rise of the Machine-esque future if your robot tormentors were made of Legos? Probably not. Nevertheless, giving you a glimpse of that possible future is this Lego model of a fully mobile prosthetic arm and hand. The model, created by Max Shephard, is fully capable of digital flexion/extension and full wrist abduction/adduction thanks …

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