Virtual Skin Enables a Sense of Touch [video]

Virtual Skin Enables a Sense of Touch [video]

A child whose parent is a continent away, an amputee who longs to feel a loved one’s hand, and a gamer who seeks tactile feedback for a more immersive experience. These three people represent just a few application categories for a recent Northwestern University...
UK Engineers 3D Print  Bionic Hand in 10 Hours

UK Engineers 3D Print Bionic Hand in 10 Hours

Using 3D printing to create prosthetics is nothing new. We’ve written about Open Bionics’ low-cost 3d printed bionic arms, the U.K. National Health Service’s program for free 3D printed prosthetic hands, and more. These tend to be mechanical devices,...
3D-Printed Living Skin with Blood Vessels [video]

3D-Printed Living Skin with Blood Vessels [video]

Advances in 3D printing technology play significant roles in medical development. Because 3D-printed custom prosthetics are significantly less expensive and faster to fabricate than conventional aids, for example, more families can afford to replace prosthetics for...
Depth Sensors Monitor Stroke Rehab Progress

Depth Sensors Monitor Stroke Rehab Progress

Each year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke, about 75% of which are first strokes. Stroke is also the leading cause of serious disability and results in reduced mobility more than 50% of the time for survivors who are 65 and older, according to the...