Three Men Have Had Hands Amputated and Replaced With Bionic Versions

Three men with severe nerve damage have voluntarily had their hands amputated and replaced with prothetic versions that they're able to control with their minds. » 2/25/15 7:00am 2/25/15 7:00am

This Incredible Star Wars-Style Bionic Hand Let an Amputee Feel Again

We geeks all have the same platonic prosthesis ideal: Luke Skywalker's badass Star Wars mech-hand. We're getting there, bit by bit. Dennis Aabo Sørensen's new hand is almost there; it let him feel again. » 2/05/14 3:40pm 2/05/14 3:40pm

Our Best Fitness Articles of 2013

Listen to me now and believe me later, 2013 was no year to just sit around eating buffalo-wing-flavored-pretzels-flavored-biscuits. Or maybe it was. But it was also the year we got down to the nitty gritty of of health and fitness. From bionic knees to six-pack science, here are our favorite Fitmodos of 2013. » 12/25/13 2:00pm 12/25/13 2:00pm

Watch a Chef Use His Amazing Bionic Hand to Help Chop Stuff Up

If you're a master chef or a home cook or someone who occasionally wanders into a kitchen in search of food, you'd know that your life is much easier with two hands. Cutting vegetables, washing dishes, using a frying pan and basically just doing things requires both your hands. That's why it's so heartbreaking that… » 9/19/13 8:53pm 9/19/13 8:53pm

This Bionic Hand Will Let an Amputee Feel Again

The first ever bionic hand that allows patients to feel again will be transplanted into a human this year, according to the researchers who have developed it. » 2/19/13 6:13am 2/19/13 6:13am

Scientists Discover Method to Control Cockroaches Remotely

Researchers have been working on this for a very long time and now they have finally achieved it: scientists at North Carolina State University have successfully remotely controlled cockroaches. Watch the video. It's both disgusting and impressive, but it could save your life one day. » 9/06/12 12:58pm 9/06/12 12:58pm

Awesome Chinese Iron Man Built Himself Bionic Arms After His Homemade…

Sun Jifa should be an inspiration to us all. After he lost both of his hands when a homemade bomb exploded, he spent the past 8 years making prototype bionic hands until figuring out the system he has now. It looks awesome and they work wonderfully. » 8/16/12 10:30pm 8/16/12 10:30pm

World's First Bionic Llama Saved from Death by Prosthetic Leg

This is Bella, a three-legged llama who was in danger of being euthanized because of the depression—and inability to get around—caused by her amputation. Until, that is, she received an awesome new cheetah-print bionic leg. Now she is the happiest three legged llama in all the land. » 5/03/12 1:20pm 5/03/12 1:20pm

The Full List of Verizon Phones Getting Ice Cream Sandwich

Verizon has finally let a bunch of smartphone and tablet owners exhale, giving up the full list of current devices that will be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. There's 14 devices in all. See if yours made the cut. » 3/06/12 1:42pm 3/06/12 1:42pm

You Can Test Drive a Bionic Hand Without Actually Losing Your Hand

Bionics are an amazing technology that most of us will hopefully never have to use. But being able to move a robot hand with your brain is incredibly cool, and Touch Bionics' new Virtu-LIMB lets you try a bionic hand without "installing" it. » 9/22/11 1:40pm 9/22/11 1:40pm

A 15-Year-Old Girl's Bionic Hand Lets Her Live a Normal Life

Chloe Holmes, now 15, heartbreakingly lost most of her fingers when she was a mere toddler after suffering from septicaemia due to chickenpox. She's been without a usable hand since then. Thankfully though, she's been outfitted with a bionic hand to help her out. » 8/22/11 10:40pm 8/22/11 10:40pm

Amazon Spills First Droid Bionic Product Pics

Announced at CES and delayed because it was receiving "enhancements," the Motorola Droid Bionic has appeared on Amazon, safely swaddled by a desktop dock and car dock. » 7/22/11 10:12am 7/22/11 10:12am

A Bionic Dog Exists: This Dog Has Four Prosthetic Legs

At just five weeks old, Naki'o lost all four of his paws in freezing water. Now, amazingly, he's become bionic. He's the first dog to be outfitted with four prosthetic legs. » 6/22/11 2:40pm 6/22/11 2:40pm

Give the Human Body Some Much-Needed Upgrades

The human body is OK, I guess. But why is it so fragile? And why can't I stream my thoughts to my TV? And you know, it'd be pretty nice to be able to fly. » 7/16/10 3:20pm 7/16/10 3:20pm

Rex Bionics Has The Technology

This is Rex. Not the man, he's called Hayden—Rex is short for Robotic Exoskeleton, and it's the name of the robotic pants Hayden's wearing. Robotic pants that let him walk for the first time in five years. » 7/15/10 4:00am 7/15/10 4:00am

Artificial Foot Recycles Energy With Every Step

Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a prosthesis that makes walking much easier on amputees than current options. The trick: an artificial foot that recycles the kinetic energy generated by walking. » 2/17/10 7:00pm 2/17/10 7:00pm

World's First Bionic Finger Gives New Meaning to SuperPoke

Over 30 people are currently outfitted with ProDigits, bionic fingers that can actually grab and pick up objects in a way that previous prostheses couldn't. You've got to see these in action. » 12/08/09 9:17am 12/08/09 9:17am

Intelligent Learning Retinal Implants to Adapt to Real Eyes

A Swiss company called IMI has been putting its "Intelligent Retinal Implant System" through clinical trials for the past three years. When it's ready, it could help restore sight to the blind. » 11/12/09 3:20pm 11/12/09 3:20pm

Tales of Human Upgrades: Magnetic Fingertips

So, why would you ever want to make your fingertip magnetic? Well, how about being able to feel your laptop spinning up? Or sensing if a cable had a current going through it? Think of it as a sixth sense. » 11/11/09 2:20pm 11/11/09 2:20pm

Tales of Human Upgrades: Jerry Jalava's USB Finger

Jerry Jalava was riding his motorcycle home from work one day, when a deer ran in front of him. Long story short, he lost half his index finger. So, of course, he replaced it with a USB flash drive. » 11/10/09 3:11pm 11/10/09 3:11pm