Bionic hand restores quality of life to amputee

October 23rd, 2023

Karin's prosthesis is bionic as it is attached to her nervous system as well as to muscle and bone. Photo: Ortiz-Catalan et al., Science Robotics 2023. The world is edging closer to creating fully functional prosthetic limbs with the first clinical bionic attachment connected directly to the nervous and skeletal systems. Incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), […]

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Automated knitting streamlines fabrication of assistive wearables

May 9th, 2022

MIT scientists have used autonomous knitting to create soft, wearable assistive robotics with integrated sensing. Photo: MIT, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).  Scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have devised a scalable pipeline to computationally design and digitally fabricate soft pneumatic actuators. “PneuAct” has addressed an issue with soft robotics, […]

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Robotic glove designed for hand paralysis

February 10th, 2020

Images and video: Neofect. Koreon start-up Neofect has developed a robotic glove that's meant to help patients suffering from paralysis. The product prototype, named Neomano, is a smart glove designed for patient rehabilitation of the hand following a stroke, spinal cord injury, or another condition that limits patients’ ability to use their hands.  The wearable hand robot helps […]

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