17 Feb 2022
Armband Helps Users of Prosthetic Hands to Get a Grip
A first-of-its-kind study using haptic/touch sensation feedback, electromyogram control and an innovative wearable soft robotic armband could just be a game changer for users of prosthetic hands who have long awaited advances in dexterity. Findings from the study could catalyze a paradigm shift in the way current and future artificial hands are controlled by limb-absent people.
24 Jan 2022
3D Robotic Spine and Sensor Offer Preview of Surgical Intervention
In order to determine if a patient is a candidate for a cervical disc implant, surgeons have to rely primarily on the findings of diagnostic imaging studies, without any input from biomechanical data to optimize the type of prosthesis. This may occasionally lead to complications and implant failure.
2 Nov 2021
Robotic Pet Boots Mood, Cognition in Adults with Dementia
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias often experience behavioral and psychological symptoms such as depression, aggression and anxiety. Frequently, these symptoms are treated with antipsychotics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines, which often have side effects.
21 Jul 2021
Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to Feel
Each fingertip has more than 3,000 touch receptors, which largely respond to pressure. Humans rely heavily on sensation in their fingertips when manipulating an object. The lack of this sensation presents a unique challenge for individuals with upper limb amputations.
16 Apr 2021
Marine Energy Industry Sets New Goal of 1GW of Deployments by 2035
With marine energy on the cusp of significant growth, the National Hydropower Association unveiled new industry deployment targets of 50 MW by 2025, 500 MW by 2030, and 1 GW by 2035.
11 Nov 2019
Novel Way to Track Tremor Severity in Parkinson's Patients
Researchers have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, can continuously monitor patients and estimate total Parkinsonian tremor as they perform a variety of free body movements in their natural environments.
4 Jul 2019
AI could be 'game changer' in detecting, managing Alzheimer's disease
Could artificial intelligence be the solution for testing and managing this complex human health condition?
15 Nov 2017
Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system senses touch
Why not make a prosthesis that can actually "feel" its environment?
25 Nov 2016
Owl-inspired wing design reduces wind turbine noise by 10 decibels
A team of researchers studying the acoustics of owl flight are working to pinpoint the mechanisms that accomplish this virtual silence to improve man-made aerodynamic design - of wind turbines, aircraft, underwater vehicles and, even, automobiles.