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Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Shawna Williams | May 31, 2018
The device could one day help enable prosthetics deliver richer touch information to users.
Paralyzed Man Moves Arm with Neuroprosthetic
Jef Akst | Mar 30, 2017
Two chips implanted in a quadriplegic patient’s motor cortex and 36 electrodes in his right arm allow the man to control the movement of his right arm and hand.
Artificial Ion Pump Mimics Neuronal Speed, Precision
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 3, 2016
Researchers create an artificial nerve that could be the forerunner of neural prosthetics.
Artificial Touch Enabled
Jef Akst | Oct 13, 2016
A quadriplegic 28-year-old man senses touch via stimulation of electrodes implanted in his somatosensory cortex.
Opinion: Acquiring Extra Senses
Bernd Fritzsch | Sep 1, 2016
Animals’ diverse sensory abilities will guide a technology-based revolution that gives humans perception beyond our natural senses.
Artificial Skin Communicates with Neurons
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2015
A new flexible sensor can detect touch and generate electrical pulses that signal intensity of pressure to mouse neurons in vitro.
Bionic Eye Success
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2015
An 80-year-old man with age-related vision loss receives a retinal implant that allows him to see basic shapes.
Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm
Jef Akst | Jul 10, 2015
Researchers network the brains of three monkeys to create a “living computer” that can steer an image of a robotic arm toward a target.
Retinal Film Detects Light
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2014
A new light-sensitive nanotube-based film could pave the way to more flexible and durable retinal implants.
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
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