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This prosthetic arm combines manual control with machine learning

This prosthetic arm combines manual control with machine learning Prosthetic limbs are getting better every year, but the strength and precision they gain doesn’t always translate to easier or more effective use, since amputees have only a basic level of control over them. One promising avenue being investigated by Swiss researchers is […]

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Tripping grad students over and over for science (and better prosthetic limbs)

Tripping grad students over and over for science (and better prosthetic limbs) Prosthetic limbs are getting better, but not as quickly as you’d think. They’re not as smart as our real limbs, which (directed by the brain) do things like automatically stretch out to catch ourselves when we fall. This particular “stumble […]

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Homeland Security warns of critical flaws in Medtronic defibrillators

Homeland Security warns of critical flaws in Medtronic defibrillators Homeland Security has issued a warning for a set of critical-rated vulnerabilities in Medtronic defibrillators which put the devices at risk of manipulation. These small implantable cardio-defibrillators are implanted in a patient’s chest to deliver small electrical shocks to prevent irregular or dangerously […]

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Prototype prosthesis proffers proper proprioceptive properties

Prototype prosthesis proffers proper proprioceptive properties Researchers have created a prosthetic hand that offers its users the ability to feel where it is and how the fingers are positioned — a sense known as proprioception. The headline may be in jest, but the advance is real and may help amputees more effectively […]

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This smart prosthetic ankle adjusts to rough terrain

This smart prosthetic ankle adjusts to rough terrain Prosthetic limbs are getting better and more personalized, but useful as they are, they’re still a far cry from the real thing. This new prosthetic ankle is a little closer than others, though: it moves on its own, adapting to its user’s gait and […]

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Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one  The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes […]

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