Neural System Delivers Prosthetic Feedback

Neural System Delivers Prosthetic Feedback

People who have had limbs amputated often have the sensation of a “phantom” limb, but getting feedback from a powered prosthesis is a difficult challenge. Users need to know where their prosthetic hand is in order to make natural movements.¬†It turns out...
3D Printed Insoles for Diabetes Patients

3D Printed Insoles for Diabetes Patients

Diabetics can develop neuropathy — damage to nerves — in their feet, which in turn leads to a loss of sensation. As a result, their feet don’t get sore when pressure is applied to a certain point. In time, this pressure can lead to wounds that are...
Hands-On with Mood-Altering Thync

Hands-On with Mood-Altering Thync

We’ve written about Thync here before: the device that aims to alter your mood by applying electrical charges to your head. It’s a fascinating product concept but it also raises a lot of questions, not the least of which is whether or not it actually works...
Socks Prevent Diabetes Damage

Socks Prevent Diabetes Damage

It looks a lot like a costume from the movie Tron, but it’s actually the prototype for a new sock that is designed to prevent injuries to the feet of diabetic patients. Diabetes can lead to circulation problems and loss of sensation in the feet, and patients...