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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

App created to make texting and emailing easier for elderly people

An app which makes texting and emailing easier for elderly people or those who have difficulty spelling has been designed by a team at a…

Started by Sarah Campbell

0 Sep 30, 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

3D Printed Prosthetic Grabs Dyson Award

A 3D printed prosthetic hand made at a fraction of the cost of current alternatives has won the national UK stage of the James Dyson Award.…

Started by Lindsey Cotter

0 Aug 25, 2015

New smartphone device ‘Peek’ is the latest innovation in the battle against blindness

Peek Vision - the portable eye examination kit – consists of smartphone apps and an adapter. The kit means that health care workers, anywhe…

Started by Sarah Campbell

0 Aug 12, 2015

Sometimes it’s the small things: Assistive Technology at Raeden Court

For anyone affected by severe disability there will be some tough times ahead, not least of all when faced with their new limitations. Luc…

Started by Arran Templeton

0 Aug 6, 2015


If you’re familiar with bespoken you will already have seen featured some of the most scientifically advanced bionic prosthetics that have…

Started by Lidia Garcia Fernandez

0 Jul 27, 2015

A tasty solution?

A common conception about blind or partially sighted people is that their other senses are more acute than their sighted counterparts, heig…

Started by Suhayl A

0 Jul 22, 2015


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