Tagged: Artificial Arm

5-year old Katelyn gets 3D printed prosthetic hand in her favorite pink color

Katelyn Vincik 3d printed prosthetic arm

It’s heartbreaking when you see a kid having disability, basically it just shatters you. That is where technology come-in to restore some faith in humanity. 3D printing is one example of technology being used for good, as we have seen so many times in the past. Yet again, 3D printing has given a small little kid a new lease of life. Meet five-year old Katelyn Vincik from Vitoria, Texas who was born with an underdeveloped left hand. The cute little girl has been in the queue for receiving a prosthetic hand for a very long time, and finally her eagerness has been rewarded.
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Siena students develop 3D-printed prosthetic arm for 9-years-old NY girl

Karissa Mitchell 4

A group of physics major students at Siena College gave a big surprise to a little girl that brought back smile on her face. These students built a 3D printed prosthetic arm modeled off the movie Frozen. Karissa Mitchell, 9, was born in New York without right hand. In fact, most of her wrist was missing. We can only imagine what it feels like to be unfortunate enough to have born without a limb, so getting it back would be no less than a miracle. You should definitely see the video to see that cute, chirpy smile on Karissa’s face. Read More…

French tattoo artist inks people with his customized prosthetic arm

Prosthetic tattoo arm for JC Sheitan Tenet

Prosthetics have taken a huge leap in the last few years and the coming future is bright for such bionic body parts that are now heading towards drastic evolution. A future that is reminiscent of movies like Terminator Genesis. We have seen a lot of prosthetic arms and hands in the past, but this one is different from the league. Meet tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet from France who is now the world’s first amputee to get a prosthetic tattoo arm. After having lost his arm in childhood, Tenet is one lucky chap with an artificial arm that looks straight out from a Sci-Fi movie.
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Innovation award for Lego prosthetic arm that lets children design their own hand

 IKO-prosthetic-system-by-Carlos-Arturo-Torres

It’s not the kids alone who are appreciative of the IKO Creative Prosthetic System. Jury at the prestigious digital technology summit Netexplo organized in Paris was equally approving and awarded the Lego prosthetic arm, which disabled children can customize to their need, with an innovation award.  The Lego prosthetic system designed by Colombian designer Carlos Arturo Torres of the UMEA Institute of design that allows children to custom build their own Lego accessories won the Grand Prix award at the event.  Read More…

Paralyzed man with robotic hand wired directly into the brain can feel his fingers

 

Prosthetic hand with sensory feel

A man paralyzed for over a decade, as a result of spinal cord injury, has been fitted with a robotic hand wired directly to his brain that allows him to feel almost naturally. Using the prosthetic hand developed by Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, a 28-year-old man is now able to feel not only when the hand is touched but also tell which finger is being touched.   Read More…

17-year-old inventor creates affordable voice-controlled prosthetic arm

Nilay Mehta 3D printed prosthetic arm

3D printed voice-controlled robotic arm for amputees

Prosthetics have changes lives of many amputees who can now live with far more freedom. But this advanced robotics technology doesn’t come cheap, as the final cost can seep into thousands of dollars. Obviously, everyone cannot afford to buy such prosthetics and therefore 3D printing is the logical answer to building low cost artificial limbs. Meet Nilay Mehta from Irvine High School who has made a cheap 3D printed prosthetic arm that can be voice-controlled.
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Lego prosthetic arm for kids that doubles as a tool to play with

IKO prosthetic system by Carlos Arturo Torres from the UMEA Institute of design

The thought of hooking on prosthetic limb can be sometimes mentally stressing for kids. It is related to self-esteem and the bad perception that kids have around artificial arms. That is what Carlos Arturo Torres from the UMEA Institute of design believed and wanted to fix as soon as possible. Hence he came-up with the idea of IKO prosthetic system (in collaboration with Lego FutureLab and CIREC) that gives disabled kids the freedom to let loose their creativity and use their prosthetic as a child’s play. In-fact it releases them from any negative thoughts and also attracts attention of other kids who just want to get the chance to play with this cool Lego prosthetic.
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Brain-controlled prosthetic arm restores amputee’s sense of touch

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm

Prosthetic limbs are a good way to resurrect your lost confidence when there is no hope left after losing your arm or legs. Artificial limbs have come a long way when we consider their motor ability and the brain signal sensors that actuate the movement of these prosthetic limbs. Another milestone has been achieved in the field of artificial body parts as Magnus, a truck driver from Northern Sweden got himself a new breed of prosthetic arm that is connected directly to his bone, muscle and nerves as opposed to other prosthetics that are connected to the body via surface electrodes. He got the prosthetic arm fitted on using a technique called Osseointegrated Human-Machine Gateway (OHMG) that inserted seven electrodes into his arm for neural control.
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Robotic prosthetic arm with touch sensitive aesthetics

Touch sensitive prosthetic hand

Life is never easy for an amputee and although researchers and innovative thinkers have been trying for decades to mimic god’s code they are left quite a few steps away from this goal. For example the mind-controlled prosthetic leg(s) by Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center in California and Michael Goldfarb are quite intuitive giving a person who has lost his/her leg a chance to at least have some sense of free walking. On similar lines University of Chicago is on a quest for making a touch sensitive prosthetic limb that would come a feather’s distance away from the god’s code. This touch-sensitive prosthetic limb will give real time sensory information to amputee with a direct link to the brain itself. To do this their first step is to create an arm restoration sensory motor because brain sends the signal to the arm and in the same way the arm sends back the signal to brain.
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