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The $500 3D Printed Prosthetic

It was only a matter of time before this happened. The advent of 3D printing has made some staggering steps in the last couple...

Mind-Controlled Prostheses Let Hands Feel Again

Amputees are getting new mind-control powers over their prosthetic limbs to gently pick up soft objects without crushing them, as well as the ability...

Woman’s Bionic Arm Controlled by Thoughts

Claudia Mitchell, who lost her arm at the shoulder in a terrible motorcycle accident, has become just the fourth person - and first woman...

DARPA Revolutionizing Drinking from a Water Bottle with Prosthetics

Volunteers on DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program test out early versions of the DEKA Arm System. One volunteer, who is missing both arms, even uses...

Best of 2012: #6: Bionic Implants become Science Fact

Prior to 2012, Science Fiction was full of robotic limbs, the wounded who had implants and cyborgs made of part man, part robot.  In...

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