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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Inflatable hand could give amputees real-time tactile control

September 27th, 2021

An MIT-developed inflatable robotic smart hand gives amputees real-time tactile control, is soft, elastic and costs a fraction of comparable prosthetics. Photo: MIT/the researchers.  Engineers at MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have designed a soft, lightweight and potentially low-cost neuro-prosthetic hand that can give an amputee the ability to perform daily activities with dexterity. […]

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