South African carpenter-turned-inventor Richard Van As has developed the 'Robohand' to help others who have lost their hands. At $500, the 'Robohand' is significantly cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 27, 2014) A prototype gaming system being developed by scientists in Austria is taking virtual reality to a new level, allowing gamers to physically walk or run through their virtual world. Its inventors at ... watch video
AP (May 10, 2013) A new wearable walking device is letting stroke victims regain their mobility. It's called Kickstart and three early adopters used it to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 31, 2014) Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a device that re-routes brain signals in Parkinsonism disorder patients, allowing them to regain mobility. For at least one patient in Florida, the ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 18, 2015) Scientists measure the long-term effects of dancer's movements on joints and muscle groups using inertial motion capture suits and movement-measuring floors. They hope to help determine how to ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 2, 2012) As the development of technology continues, social networking is becoming an important part of people's daily lives.
But how does social networking impact our lives and how do we influence social ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 22, 2011) A new series of the long-running educational children's TV show "Sesame Street" is being produced jointly with Microsoft for its Xbox Kinect motion-sensing gaming ... watch video
Reuters (May 14, 2013) The evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles are governed by linked mathematical equations that two Berkeley researchers say could be utilised in the manufacture of foams such as those used in ... watch video
Aug. 25, 2016 Peer pressure is a proven social motivator. Researchers probed this decidedly human attribute and found that not only is virtual pressure from a computer-simulated peer just as motivating as the real ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 A nanoscale wireless communication system uses plasmonic antennas to produce greater control and increased efficiency to an approach eyed for next-generation 'on-chip' communications ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Scientists have created a novel method that represents a major improvement in existing post-disaster optimization methodologies. Their technique, Algorithm with Multiple-Input Genetic Operators ... read more
June 22, 2016 Scientists are developing a robotic arm prototype and its control algorithm using myoelectric signals. The mechanical limb will independently recognize the motions of its owner and be able to ... read more
Sep. 28, 2015 When amputees receive powered prosthetic legs, the power of the prosthetic limbs needs to be tuned by a prosthetics expert so that a patient can move normally -- but the prosthetic often needs ... read more
May 8, 2014 Thirteen-year-old Sydney Kendall had one request for the university students building her a robotic prosthetic arm: Make it pink. The students studying biomedical engineering then accomplished that ... read more
Feb. 22, 2013 Electrodes have been permanently implanted in nerves and muscles of an amputee to directly control an arm prosthesis, for the first time. The result allows natural control of an advanced robotic ... read more