Prosthetics & Robotics (30)

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Award Winning SMART Prosthetic Limb is Closest to Real Leg

The biggest challenge faced by designers when making a prosthetic leg is how to capture and recreate that natural flow of movement. When a…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Oct 18, 2018

Welcome to the Tokyo Blade Library - you'd better run!

Okay so the term “blade library” is perhaps a little misleading as it conjures up images of a dusty old building where Jason Voorhees brows…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Oct 26, 2017

Cancer survivor takes giant strides to achieve her dreams

A HOTLY anticipated school trip to France marked the beginning of a torturous time for a then carefree 16-year-old Ayrshire girl.   Gillian…

Started by Sarah Colston

0 Jun 7, 2017

This courageous teenager marched for charity on prosthetic legs...

Levana Hanson from Tewkesbury is 15 years old and used prosthetic limbs for years after contracting a particularly aggressive form of Menin…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Nov 10, 2016

Exciting Advance made in Developing World Healthcare thanks to the Amparo Socket!

Another exciting step has been made in the advancement of independent living! The James Dyson Foundation, an organisation which encourages…

Started by Melissa McDonald

0 Jun 23, 2016

A new look for the artificial arm? Meet the tentacle prosthetic

It looks a bit like something out of a Marvel Superheroes film, but then again, where’s the joy in conformity. This eye catching design fo…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Nov 11, 2015

Stylish, fashionable and personal; when 3D printed prosthetics challenge perception

Why can't prosthetic legs be a fashion accessory rather than a misfortune?   (photo is courtesy UNYQ) Deborah Bevilacqua lost her leg in a…

Started by Rosalinda Scipioni

0 Nov 3, 2015

The new prosthetic hand is most lifelike yet!

Wearing prosthesis has always significantly improved life quality and enables a wide range of movements and daily tasks otherwise diffic…

Started by Silvia Capra

0 Sep 23, 2015

Robotic/prosthetic hands for everyone

Following a previous discussion on Joel Gibbard’s victory of the Dyson Award with his 3D-printed prosthetic hand, this week we are looking…

Started by Silvia Capra

0 Sep 7, 2015

9 Year Old Boy Is Youngest Ever To Be Fitted With Bionic Hand

Touch Bionics were back in the news this week, with 9 year old Josh Cathcart from Fife being the youngest ever person to be fitted with a b…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Aug 26, 2015


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