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Breakthroughs in the Use of Wearable Technology for Workers’ Compensation

When a paralyzed mother crossed the finish line of the 26.2-mile London Marathon in a bionic suit, it marked a watershed moment for wearable technology; the exoskeleton had arrived. The recent FDA approval of the exoskeleton, which enables paraplegics, amputees and people with muscle or nerve damage to walk, is the latest milestone in the […]

3D printing of prosthetics

Check out this cool video of 3D printing of prosthetics! The company is Open Bionics and is based in the UK. They’re hoping to have their products on the market in 2016.  https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ/videos/vb.368307893181452/1064617516883816/?type=2&theater

Researchers Determine How the Brain Controls Robotic Grasping Tools

Findings could lead to assistive technologies benefitting the disabled. Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, COLUMBIA, Mo. – Grasping an object involves a complex network of brain functions. First, visual cues are processed in specialized areas of the brain. Then, other areas of the brain use these signals to control the hands to reach for and […]