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 Prosthetic Is Designed Especially For Rock Climbers

The loss of a leg can stymie the pursuit of adventurous outdoor sports for many—but not if Brooklyn-based designer Kai Lin has anything to do with it » 5/30/14 5:10am 5/30/14 5:10am

Gold Nanoparticles Give Plastic Skin Life-Like Senses

Human skin may very well be one of the world's most impressive sensor arrays. Able to detect temperature, pressure, touch and pain simultaneously, your skin's sensory receptors feed you a constant data stream about the environment around you. Now, researchers have given much of that sensing ability to plastic e-skin. » 7/09/13 11:23am 7/09/13 11:23am

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

The Prosthetics Breakthrough That Could Fuse Nerves With Fake Limbs

A replacement limb that moves, feels and responds just like flesh and blood. It's the holy grail of prosthetics research. The Pentagon's invested millions to make it happen. But it's been elusive - until, quite possibly, now. » 2/27/12 2:00pm 2/27/12 2:00pm

Nike Designed a Shoe For Prosthetic Running Blades

With prosthetic limbs designed to look like a human foot, wearing a shoe is no problem. But the unique shape of those carbon fiber prosthetic blades worn by athletes obviously can't accommodate a traditional shoe, so Nike invented a new one. » 2/07/12 10:00am 2/07/12 10:00am

Custom Artificial Limbs Turn Prosthetics Into Personal Art Pieces

Using rapid prototyping techniques like 3D scanners and printers, Scott Summit's company brings self-esteem back to those who've suffered a limb loss with custom designed coverings that turn prosthetics into stunning pieces of art. » 10/31/11 7:20pm 10/31/11 7:20pm

Prosthetic Hand Isn't Electric, But Performs Just Like It Is

I'd rather have a hook if I lost my hand in some sort of freak accident, but realize that's not exactly conducive to typing. Rather than chucking in the tech-blogging for piracy, Mark Stark's prosthetic hand is a worthy alternative. » 5/24/11 12:00pm 5/24/11 12:00pm

Men with Prosthetic Arms Making Prosthetic Arms

This is just awesome. Using something that changed your life to make something that'll change another person's life. LIFE has a great gallery of prosthetics, some scary but mostly cool. [LIFE via BoingBoing] » 2/25/11 1:20am 2/25/11 1:20am

Humans Are Now Using Motor-Driven Power Knees to Kick Ass

Next time you pick a fight with an elderly gentleman, check to see whether he's upgraded his lower-leg to one of Ossur's Power Knees. Yes, the world's first motor-driven knee has now gone on sale. » 2/23/11 4:40pm 2/23/11 4:40pm

15 Mildly Horrifying Vintage Prostheses

If you lose a limb in this day and age, the miracle of science can provide you with a cool carbon fiber leg, and even append actual senses. The olden-time folks who had to wear these contraptions weren't so lucky. » 9/24/10 12:00pm 9/24/10 12:00pm

Robotic Lego Hand Puts All Other Robotic Hands to Shame

There's been all sorts of hype about Dean Kamen's revolutionary prosthetic, robotic hand. But let me ask you a question, Dean: is your hand made of Legos? No? Well, thanks but no thanks, then. [NowhereElse via CrunchGear] » 3/03/10 10:00pm 3/03/10 10:00pm

Calf Gets Prosthetic Limbs, Presumably So it Can Spend a Few Months…

Nancy Dickenson and her stepdaughter Martha found a calf with severe frostbite on its hind legs. So of course, they spent thousands of dollars getting it outfitted with prosthetic legs. » 11/04/09 6:40pm 11/04/09 6:40pm

Amputee Elephant Walks Again Thanks to Incredibly Strong Artificial Limb

Motola, like so many who must share their lives with former war zones and forgotten minefields, lost a limb in 1999. Thankfully, she walked again today courtesy modern medicine and an artificial limb. The thing is, she's an elephant. » 8/16/09 12:15pm 8/16/09 12:15pm

Bionic Athlete Aimee Mullins To Speak at TEDMED 2009

After displaying her collection of prosthetic legs at this year's TED conference, bionic actress, athlete and model Aimee Mullins recently announced that she will speak at the TEDMED convention this fall. » 8/10/09 9:40pm 8/10/09 9:40pm

5-Year-Old Amputee Fitted with High Performance Carbon Fiber Legs

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. » 4/16/09 11:50am 4/16/09 11:50am

Dean Kamen's Full Bionic Luke Arm Video from All Things D

Click to view » 9/12/08 6:37am 9/12/08 6:37amWe showed you some of the video from Dean Kamen's appearance at the All Things D: D6 conference back in and it included some demos of the amazing Luke Arm prosthetic limb. Now All Things D has made the three-part entire interview available, and it includes detailed explanations from Kamen about why he…

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