The prosthetic is relatively simple in design -- using craft supplies like screws, rubber bands, and nylon chords -- but it’s functional and allows users to hold a cup, write with a marker, and catch a ball just by moving their wrist.
To convert the scan to data, Botspot uses a process called photogrammetry and plays a kind of 3D connect-the-dots, reconstructing an object by connecting the points its cameras captured at different angles.
From moving by leaning to artificial limbs that extend an amputee's bodily functions, the segway inventor's prosthetic arm is coming this year. You can even do things like scratching your back, imagine how you'd miss it.
Dr. Vishal Rao invented a prosthetic voice box helps throat cancer patients regain speech. In India, many cancer patients can't afford the expensive devices imported from other countries. Rao's AUM prosthetic costs less than $1, and takes…
During an event in San Francisco this last January, Autodesk and KIDmob teamed up to give kids with upper-limb differences a chance to 3D-print their own unique prosthetics at an event called Superhero Cyborgs 2.0.
Engineers at Johns Hopkins have developed a new prototype of a mind-controlled prosthetic arm that can wiggle individual fingers with just a thought, thanks to brain mapping and programming technology that gives the person complete control.
Stanford chemical engineers have published new work in journal Science that describe a sort of thin artificial skin that not only covers and protects prosthetic limbs, but may also return a sense of touch to patients.