Posts tagged with ‘prosthetics

Watch this guy walk using a mind-controlled robotic leg

In a big step forward in robotic prosthetics, a 32 year old man was the first to wear a new robotic leg that is controlled by his mind as opposed to current high end prosthetics which respond to minute muscle twitches.

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Watch This Girl Build Her Own Prosthetic Leg Out Of LEGO Pieces
It’s awesome watching this girl scavenge for all the right pieces (a feeling I’m sure we’re all familiar with), and become  increasingly delighted at her progress. See for yourself.

The uploader, AmputeeOT, says:

Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos.
Please don’t do this yourself, I don’t want you to fall and get hurt!
Sometimes, you just need to be silly.

Could you imagine a world where half LEGO cyber amazon warrior women roam the Earth? Sounds like a plot for an action-packed, sexy pulp comic/my dreams come true.

Watch This Girl Build Her Own Prosthetic Leg Out Of LEGO Pieces

It’s awesome watching this girl scavenge for all the right pieces (a feeling I’m sure we’re all familiar with), and become  increasingly delighted at her progress. See for yourself.

The uploader, AmputeeOT, says:

Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos.

Please don’t do this yourself, I don’t want you to fall and get hurt!

Sometimes, you just need to be silly.

Could you imagine a world where half LEGO cyber amazon warrior women roam the Earth? Sounds like a plot for an action-packed, sexy pulp comic/my dreams come true.

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers

Prosthetics have come a long, long way over the years, but quick and affordable 3D printing technology has made it possible to make even better prosthetics for a lower cost, allowing more people to benefit. 

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Creating prosthetic fingers for reformed Yakuza members

When you’re in the Yakuza, one common form of discipline is the bloody removal of fingers, starting with the pinkie and moving inward. And for those who have managed to get out of the Yakuza, those missing fingers are a daily reminder to everyone of one’s troubled past. But one Japanese prosthetics maker has become the go-to guy for replacement fingers.

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High fashion “stereo” prosthetic leg will make you wish you were missing a limb
Designed for the Alternative Limb Project
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High fashion “stereo” prosthetic leg will make you wish you were missing a limb

Designed for the Alternative Limb Project

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Man uses high tech robotic prosthetic to tie a pair of shoes and deal cards

Nigel Ackland, 53, was fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm in November last year. The bebionic3 myoelectric (double corr) hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means Nigel can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time in six years. 

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Woman fully controls a robotic arm with her mind. WELCOME… TO THE FUTURE

Every week it seems that robotic prosthetics are getting so close to becoming near-perfect replacements for the real thing.  Jan Scheuermann, a 52-year-old quadriplegic woman, has gained full control of a robotic arm. Not just simple commands, but truly complete control with “skill and speed almost similar to that of an able-bodied person.”

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Sixteenth century mechanical prosthetic hand
Götz von Berlich (1480-1562) was a knight and mercenary who waged war across the length and breadth of Central Europe during his surprisingly long life. When he lost a hand in battle, he designed an iron replacement. A mechanical marvel for the time, it had actuated fingers that Götz could control with levers.
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Sixteenth century mechanical prosthetic hand

Götz von Berlich (1480-1562) was a knight and mercenary who waged war across the length and breadth of Central Europe during his surprisingly long life. When he lost a hand in battle, he designed an iron replacement. A mechanical marvel for the time, it had actuated fingers that Götz could control with levers.

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Watch a guy climb 103 flights of the Sears Tower on a bionic leg

Zac Vawter’s $8 million, 10-pound robotic leg has two motors that power the knee and ankle separately. As the RIC explains on its website, when Vawter pushes on the device to stand up, the leg pushes back, propelling him upward — a huge boon over a conventional prosthesis. As Vawter himself explains, ordinarily, “I have to take every step with my good foot first and sort of lift or drag the prosthetic leg up. With the bionic leg, it’s simple, I take stairs like I used to, and can even take two at a time.”

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This guy has the world’s most awesome, advanced prosthetic arm

"A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm."

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Chinese farmer builds himself bionic hands

When 51 year old Chinese farmer Sun Jifa lost both his hands in a bomb accident years ago, he tried to get proper prosthetics, but they were too expensive. So using scrap metal and a whole lot of mechanical know-how, Sun built his own bionic hands so he could continue to work around the house and on his farm.

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Bespoke Innovations wants to make prosthetics unique and beautiful works of art

If you lose an arm or leg at some point, it’s an incredibly traumatic experience, but it can be a unique experience to create a new arm or leg with artistry and personality. That’s what the people at Bespoke Innovations aim for, and maybe one day in the future, having a beautifully carved and decorated prosthetic leg might make you the envy of the four-limbed.

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The prosthetics breakthrough that could fuse nerves with fake limbs

Prosthetics have been used for centuries, but while the materials have changed, the holy grail is still to have prosthetics that connect to nerves on the stump to provide a seamless, lifelike experience. Prosthetics can respond to simple electrical impulses, but in the near future, a fake leg will be able to respond, walk, run and wiggle its toes just like a real leg.

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With the Sole, Nike is now selling shoes to people with no feet

With the Sole, Nike is going after the untapped market of runners who run with prosthetics instead of real, fleshy feet. The shoes fit on running blades to provide better traction and grip than the default pads, making for faster footless running.

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Guy has a smartphone holder built right into his prosthetic arm

So you lose an arm. Sounds bad at first until you realize all the brand new possibilities of things you can do with a prosthetic arm that you couldn’t do (comfortably) with a real arm. Like have a built-in dock for your smartphone so you always have it on you and you can just lift it up, tap tap tap there’s your email. 

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