Tagged: Prosthesis

Researchers develop EEG-based, non-invasive robotic arm that converts thoughts into action  

EEG-Based Robotic Cap
A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota have achieved a breakthrough success in the field of prosthesis by developing a non-invasive technology that doesn’t require any implant to transmit brain-signals.  The researchers have developed EEG-based robotic arm that a subject can control through thoughts. As per a study published in Scientific Reports, an electroencephalography (EEG) based brain-computer interface can record even weak electrical singles in the brain of the subject.  The set-up includes a specialized EEG cap that houses 64 electrodes.  The cap processes the signals to transmit it to the robotic arm to grasp or move a subject to specific direction. Read More…

9-year-old boy 3D prints prosthetic hand with functional fingers

Calramon Mabalot 3D printed prosthetic hand for teacher

When most 9-year-olds you and I know are busy playing with their hot wheels and iPads; San Diego, California-based 9-year-old Calramon Mabalot has 3D printed a prosthetic hand complete with articulated fingers for a local teacher he met while learning about 3D printing. Together with his brother and father Carlos, Calramon was able to build the hand for Nick, a high school teacher, who needed a usable 3D printed prosthetic. Read More…

Sandia Labs develops sensor system to make prosthesis fit better

Sandia sensor system for better Prosthesis Fit

Sandia National Laboratories have developed a sensor system to make a Prosthesis fit better. Along with Robotics and Cybernetics group, Sandia’s Intelligent Systems is working on a liner with sensors that will tell what’s going on in a limb and a system that can automatically accommodate changes. As a limb doesn’t stay the same shape during the day because of natural fluid fluctuations and as people gain and lose weight, thus, a custom-made socket between a prosthesis and a limb doesn’t always fit. Therefore, an amputee walking on a prosthetic leg is deprived of the comfort, which should be there in the first place.
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