Bionic Leg

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

By Jason Maderer  | Jul 21, 2017 @ 12:09 | Device is easier on knees and ankles than conventional stairs. Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier. They’ve built energy-recycling stairs that store a user’s energy during descent and return energy to the user […]

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

May 31, 2017 @ 20:06 |By Anne Trafton | MIT News | MIT researchers has developed a new surgical technique that could allow prosthetic limbs to feel more natural and Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs. A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. […]

A Bionic Hand Which can Respond Automatically

A Bionic Hand Which can Respond Automatically

May 9, 2017 @ 14:26 | Newcastle University researchers have developed a bionic hand which can respond automatically using computer vision. A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking – just like a real hand – are to be trialled for the first time. Led […]

Ut Researcher Creates Robotic Cheetah

Ut Researcher Creates Robotic Cheetah

Apr 24, 2017 @ 17:05| University of twente researcher geert folkertsma has developed a prototype cheetah robot. Folkertsma has dedicated four years of research and development to constructing a scaled-down robotic version of the fastest land animal in the world, with a view to replicating its movements. Relatively speaking, the robot moves using only about […]

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Apr 13, 2017 @ 15:23 |  Toyota launches a rental service for wearable robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation […]

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Dec 27, 2016 @ 18:28 |  The LUKE Arm (“Life Under Kinetic Evolution”) is the first commercially available FDA-approved robotic prosthetic arm. It is manufactured by Mobius Bionics LLC of Manchester, N.H.. The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the […]

Researchers Developed Pneumatic Linear Actuators Inspired by Muscle

Researchers Developed Pneumatic Linear Actuators Inspired by Muscle

Jun 2, 2016 @ 15:36 | Wyss Institute, Harvard | USA |  The new actuators could pave the way for entirely soft-bodied robots that are safer than their conventional rigid counterparts To make robots more cooperative and have them perform tasks in close proximity to humans, they must be softer and safer. A new actuator developed […]

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