Tagged: bionic arm

Bionic Nerf gun arm gives direction to an amputee’s shooting ability

What if you’re a Nerf Gun fan and you have hacker friends? Well, if you’re Nicolas Huchet, you can get a bionic Nerf Gun. A team of hackers called Hackerloop, based out of Paris and New York, has developed a bionic Nerf Gun for Nicolas who was left with a myoelectric prosthetic hand after an accident. The gun is designed to attach to an amputated arm and fire with muscle contraction. 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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Dirt cheap smartphone-controlled prosthetic hand that is 3D printed

Exii Handiii 3D printed prosthetic limb

Smartphone controlled 3D printed prosthetic limb

3D printing has undoubtedly taken the world by the storm, and there is no stopping it as far as the possibilities of this technological evolution goes. One segment that 3D printing has affected profoundly is the development of prosthetic limbs for the unfortunate disabled people. Going a step ahead with the advancements is a Japanese company Exii which has created a bionic arm dubbed Handiii that pairs with your smartphone to facilitate nifty movement of limbs. And all this at a very economical cost with the option to 3D print in your favorite color.
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Ekso Suit: A 3D printed Hybrid Robotic Exoskeleton with customized structure

Ekso Suit - A 3D printed Hybrid Robotic Exoskeleton

We have had our fair share of bionic exoskeleton contrivances, but nothing (arguably) comes close to the level of conscientiousness displayed by the above pictured Hybrid Robotic Exoskeleton. Fueled by the collaborative effort of the world’s largest 3D printer company – 3D Systems, and Ekso-Bionics, the so-named 3D Ekso Suit is custom tailored to ergonomically fit its subject. The ‘subject/test pilot’ for this fascinating endeavor was Amanda Boxtel, an outdoor enthusiast who unfortunately met with a serious injury in Aspen almost 12 years ago. The freak accident left her paralyzed from waist down, thus making her biologically unable to walk. But every story has a silver lining; the hybrid Exoskeleton robotic suit auspiciously came to the rescue, just like in a science fictional work. In fact, the advanced setup not only allowed her to stand with a nigh perfect posture, but also made her gloriously walk throughout the city of Budapest.

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Lifehand 2 bionic arm successfully conveys the ambit of ‘feeling’

Lifehand 2 bionic arm

The realm of bionics had advanced through the recent years with an exhilarating pace which is arguably unmatched by other electronic fields. And, the latest example of this technological progression takes an inspiringly conscientious route by going beyond the ambit of just physical support. A research team from Switzerland’s EPFL and Italy’s SSSA has devised the Lifehand 2, as a part of their ongoing bionic limb project. The specialty of the prosthetic is that it actually allows the users to feel rather than just supporting them on an artificial level. In other words, it exhibits an advanced degree of sensory feedback that is perceptible by the human senses, as opposed to a mechanical device serving as an inanimate extension of the person.

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The Most Powerful Arm Ever invented signs your name to support DMD

The Most Powerful Arm Ever invented

Not many of us are aware of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), it is progressive deterioration of muscles leading to total immobilization – a disease that affects 1 in every 3,500 kids (99% of who are male). To raise awareness for young sufferers of DMD, Finch and Havas Worldwide, Sydney have developed the world’s first petition signing bionic arm for Save Our Sons and the Duchenne Foundation. The bionic arm, dubbed The Most Powerful Arm Ever (named so because of its power to save lives) has been invented to ‘write’ – something young DMD sufferers cannot.

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