Knee replacement surgery, where a damaged, worn or diseased knee is replaced with an artificial joint, is the most common joint replacement procedure, with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons … Continue Reading Prototype smart, bionic knee implant can power itself.
The new field of biohybrid robotics involves the use of living tissue amalgamated with robotic structures to engineer cybernetic entities. Muscle is a potentially viable component of these robots, … Continue Reading The dawn of biohybrid robotics is here.
Human augmentation is the attempt to temporarily or permanently enhance the human body through natural or artificial means. More commonly cybernetics and/or enabling human-computer interfaces are used to improve the … Continue Reading Cat-like ‘hearing’ for the augmented human using the smallest scale yet.
Touch is essential for hand use, however, brain-controlled prosthetic limbs have not been endowed with this critical sense. Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh develops a … Continue Reading New brain-computer interface restores the sense of touch in the hand of a paralyzed man.
It is known that brain–computer interfaces record brain activity and translate the information into useful control signals. They can be used to restore function to people with paralysis by controlling … Continue Reading New technology for reading signals directly from the brain allows typing at 12 words per minute.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is made up of three layers, the epidermis, dermis and the fat layer. The epidermis is the outer layer … Continue Reading Artificially intelligent synthetic skin interacts with brain cells.
When a person’s brain receives sensory input, the electrical signals are decoded in various sensory areas of the cortex, and then combined in the brain’s hippocampus, the brain’s memory centre, … Continue Reading Human trials begin on ‘brain-chip’ to bypass brain damage and form memories.
Mobility after paraplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI) is primarily achieved by substituting the lost function with a wheelchair. However, the sedentary lifestyle associated with excessive wheelchair reliance can … Continue Reading Brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk in world’s first.
For designers of brain-computer interfaces, whose goal is to translate neural patterns into commands for a prosthetic device, it may be important to know that the emerging plan to execute … Continue Reading Researchers begin to hone cybernetics by mapping grip pressure variance in the brain.
Researchers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have achieved allograft control through a ‘brain-to-brain interface’. The team have developed a technique which allowed them to control a living cockroach … Continue Reading Researchers successfully control a cockroach via a brain-to-brain interface.
World’s first non-invasive brain-machine interface successfully controls neuroprosthesis in human trials.
A research team from the University of Houston have created an human-machine interface that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only … Continue Reading World’s first non-invasive brain-machine interface successfully controls neuroprosthesis in human trials.
Robo Brain, a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources, is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents … Continue Reading ‘Robo Brain’ will teach robots everything from the Internet.
A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois demonstrated a class of walking bio-bots powered by muscle cells and controlled with … Continue Reading Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command.