prosthetics and bionics
A dive into how AI is helping overcome limitations with current prosthetics by offering improved signal decoding, functionality and more intuitive control.
Borrowing from methods used to produce optical fibers, researchers from EPFL and Imperial College have created fiber-based soft robots with advanced motion control that integrate other functionalities, such as electric and optical sensing and targeted delivery of fluids.
Using a new technology, researchers hope to create better control systems for prosthetic limbs.
Boston Dynamics’ Spot, bionic kangaroos and even ants – biomimetics allows us to replicate almost any living thing. But why do roboticists look to animals for inspiration, what do they do at ITMO, and how do you make a robot act “natural”?
In this episode, we talk about how exoskeleton technology is being leveraged to treat parkinsons and how a new approach for more efficient, personalized exoskeletons could be the catalyst for wide scale adaptation.
Users who could adjust the timing, torque of an ankle exoskeleton typically found comfortable settings in under two minutes.
A system developed by Grégoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch now enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk and even perform recreational activities like swimming, cycling and canoeing.
In this episode, we reflect on some of our favorite topics from 2021 and discuss the goals for the podcast in 2022.
People living with disabilities don't want special treatment; they want equal opportunity. The ability to act independently of, and at the same time connect with, others when moving, communicating, learning, working, and socializing.
It’s been known for some time that organic neuromorphic robots can learn. Now they can move too. Autonomously.
With the help of 1.6 million GaN nanopillars per sensor, the University of Michigan team was able to provide human-level sensitivity with directionality on a compact, easily manufactured system
In this episode, we talk about a system developed by MIT researchers to optimize new material development and LifeNabled - a non-profit organization - that leverages 3D printing technology and generative design to develop cost-effective, bespoke prosthetics.
LifeNabled volunteers and designers created a fully digital workflow to produce custom 3D printed prosthetic sockets with flexible inner liners. Now, 35 patients in the jungle of Guatemala are walking on the most advanced prosthetic and orthotic devices in the world.
An electrode array implanted in the brain predicts finger motions in near real time.