Sprinter With Two Carbon-Fiber Feet Gets Olympics Thumbs-Up

Oscar Pistorius is a sprinter with a difference: he runs on two artificial lower legs and feet fast enough that he may qualify for the Olympics. And that's something he can now attempt, given that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has just overturned his ban. The International Association of Athletics had ruled… » 5/18/08 5:30pm 5/18/08 5:30pm

Shadow Hand, As Good As The Real Thing

When we die and are reincarnated as robots, we will all have Shadow Hands. An advanced limb developed mostly for researchers, the Shadow Hand provides 24 unique movements, or 1:1 movement to a real human hand. These movements are spurred by 40 independent muscles, which are extremely cool. » 7/27/07 9:10am 7/27/07 9:10am

Artificial C-Leg Kicks Some Serious A

Otto Bock Healthcare may sound like a boring medical company, but they have just announced an update to their C-Leg, a microprocessor-controlled hydraulic limb, complete with wireless remote control, making it quite possibly the most badass, military-grade prosthetic limb on the planet. » 7/19/07 9:52pm 7/19/07 9:52pm

Dean Kamen Cyborg Arm

This story has been lighting up the Internet like, hotcakes or whatever, but it's still difficult to find any solid information on the device. Made by Dean Kamen of Segway fame, this artificial arm is capable of delicate tasks such as picking » 3/11/07 3:00pm 3/11/07 3:00pm scratching one's nose or grabbing a pen.