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Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Restores Amputee Dexterity

Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Restores Amputee Dexterity

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 29, 2014) A Swedish amputee who became the first person to ever receive a brain controlled prosthetic arm is able to manipulate and handle delicate objects with an unprecedented level of dexterity. The device is connected directly to his bone, nerves and muscles, giving him the ability to control it with his thoughts. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Vibrating 'SmartCane' Device Helps Blind People Avoid Obstacles

Vibrating 'SmartCane' Device Helps Blind People Avoid Obstacles

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 28, 2014) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi create the 'SmartCane' device to help visually impaired people detect obstacles above-the-knee and from a distance. Helena Williams reports. Video provided by Reuters
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First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

Newsy (Oct. 21, 2014) A medical team has for the first time given a man the ability to walk again after transplanting cells from his brain onto his severed spinal cord. Video provided by Newsy
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HexHog Off-Road Wheelchair Helps Disabled Tame Tough Terrain

HexHog Off-Road Wheelchair Helps Disabled Tame Tough Terrain

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 13, 2014) Although they offer increased mobility to the disabled, most electric wheelchairs are only useful on flat, even, surfaces. The new HexHog - a six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle devised by a Welsh engineer - is completely different, offering its users a unique off-road experience and an unprecedented degree of independence. Jim Drury saw it in action. Video provided by Reuters
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