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New Prosthetic Allows Amputees to Walk and Swim Without Changing Legs

New 3D-printed prosthetic design helps amputees stay active in the water.
Rob Dozier
1.11.19
robots

This Robotic Hand Can Shift Gears to Catch a Beer Can and Crush It

By creating a lightweight, 3D-printed “transmission,” engineers were able to build a hand that is strong when it needs to be and fast when it needs to be.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.17.18
happy holidays

Watch This Humanoid Robot Doing Pushups and Crunches and Reckon with Your Own Mortality

Researchers say the robots will help with the development of prostheses.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.17
Dear Future

How We'll Eventually Control Everything With Our Minds

Brain-controlled computers are currently helping paralyzed patients, but one day they might be used to control everything around you.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.11.17
Handy Invention

Watch a Prosthetic Third Thumb Play Guitar and Hold Wine Glasses

Three thumbs up.
Samantha Cole
7.5.17
bionic arm

This Bionic Hand Uses AI to Grab Things Automatically

It feels more like a real hand.
Samantha Cole
5.4.17
Paris

This Bionic Nerf Gun Can Be Fired Without a Hand

Parisian maker collective Hackerloop has lots of Nerf battles. They wanted their friend with no hand to be able to join in the fun, so they built him a custom nonlethal weapon.
Grennan Milliken
1.6.17
videos

What It’s Like to Live With a Bionic Hand

​Nicky Ashwell was born without her right hand, but that’s never held her back.
Victoria Turk
10.25.16
rio de janeiro

This Cyclist Is Debuting Her 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg at the Paralympic Games

German athlete Denise Schindler will become the first cyclist to compete with a 3D-printed prosthetic leg at the Paralympic Games.
Sarah Emerson
9.7.16
medicine

Watch This Mind-Controlled Bionic Arm Touch and Feel

Melissa Loomis, an amputee, is pushing the sensory capabilities of the most advanced neuroprosthetic in the world
Lara Heintz
8.18.16
Sponsored

This Prosthetic Arm Can Move and Feel Almost Like the Real Thing

A modular prosthetic limb provides one woman with 'as near a normal arm as there’s ever been in the history of amputations.'
Joseph Neighbor
8.15.16
Features

I Replaced My Fingerprints With Prosthetics to Avoid Surveillance

In preparation for an age of biometric data megabreaches, I covered my real fingerprints with replaceable, fully-functional fake ones that are nearly impossible to copy.
Janus Kopfstein
7.6.16
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