Ray Allen Brown, a 52-year-old non-zombie Arkansas man, is in jail tonight, charged with second-degree murder for the death of 52-year-old Robert Brindley. No bath salts are known to have been involved, nor was any human flesh consumed by the human charged with the crime.
Filmmaker Rob Spence, otherwise known as the Eyeborg, has been toying with robotics for some time. Now, with the help of some engineers, he has a robotic eye that can record near everything he sees. He thinks voluntary prosthesis is the future.
When you have a prosthetic device implanted in your body, how do you retrieve information about it? You can't look at the bottom for a model number and you don't want to go under the knife to find the manufacturer.
Where to even begin with this! Adorable miniature horse Midnite—and don't you dare call him a pony—lost most of his rear leg under negligence of a previous owner. Unable to bring themselves to euthanize the wee man, Ranch Hand Rescue worked with Forth Worth's Prosthetic Care to fashion him a tiny prosthetic horse…
A battle with cancer left film megacritic Roger Ebert without much of the lower half of his face. But he will appear on his new TV show looking quite like his old self. How? A meticulously sculpted prosthetic chin.
Let's get something straight—amputation is an awful, tragic thing. That being said, these personally customized prosthetic limbs are wonderful in that they make people mobile again—and look like German sports cars. Great industrial design for a great cause.
Dean Kamen is both notoriously shy and uninterested when it comes to media appearances, but Stephen Colbert was able to lure him in with his earnest, unrelenting, right-wing agenda. And Kamen even brought his DARPA-funded bionic Luke Arm. Full video:
Not only is this artificial hand incredibly versatile, but it's based upon extremely simple mechanics.
Human legs are just so bourgeois. You'll never catch me wearing the last millennium's leg fashions again.
The latest Ossur Power Knee is just a prosthesis, but it more closely resembles a robot than any artificial limb.
In 2005, Ellie May Challis lost all of her limbs to meningitis. In 2009, she's become the youngest person ever fitted with carbon fiber legs.
Designer Hans Alexander Huseklepp believes that prostheses, like glasses, can be both functional and fashionable.
Kira Mason, a victim of the London bombing attacks in July of 2005 has been fitted with a cyborg arm that fuses with her own skin and bone. The procedure has been called "a breakthrough."
The only time we use Bluetooth is to yap about in our cars while we're driving or for transferring photos to and from our computer, but Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Bleill is using it to help him walk again. The Iraq veteran has dual prosthesis with Bluetooth transmitters on board that sends signals between each motor,…
One of the problems biomechatronic engineers face is making limbs that behave like normal limbs. After all, how hard would it be to walk with one normal foot and one weird one? The biomechatronics lab at MIT has developed a foot that attempts to mimic the normal behavior of a standard foot while walking over various…