Last year we told you about Derby, a dog born with underdeveloped legs and paws. Tech firm 3D Systems designed a pair of prosthetic limbs for the Husky mix, but they were too short, and they also prevented Derby from being able to sit normally. A new upgrade now overcomes both of these limitations.
The robotic arm looks like it came from the future, a sleek cyborg limb. But for Les Baugh, it’s a way to feel “back to human.”
Meet Les Baugh, a double amputee from Colorado who lost both his arms in an electrical accident nearly 40 years ago. He's now entered into the history books by becoming the first person to ever receive two shoulder-level prosthetic arms that he can control with his mind.
Using monkeys as test subjects, researchers from Duke University Medical Center are laying down the foundation for a new class of brain-controlled, touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs.
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…
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.
Designer Hans Alexander Huseklepp believes that prostheses, like glasses, can be both functional and fashionable.
Carbon nanotubes can conduct sensations through artificial skin back to the brain, making prosthetic limbs feel like the real thing. A nanotube like this one, delicately balanced on top of gold filaments, is threaded through a rubbery polymer. This nanotube-infused polymer generates electricity in response to pressure…