Vibrations Restore Sense of Movement in Prosthetics
Vibrations Restore Sense of Movement in Prosthetics
Scientists recreate proprioception for people with artificial arms using a perceptual illusion.
Vibrations Restore Sense of Movement in Prosthetics
Vibrations Restore Sense of Movement in Prosthetics

Scientists recreate proprioception for people with artificial arms using a perceptual illusion.

Scientists recreate proprioception for people with artificial arms using a perceptual illusion.

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Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
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.
Prosthetic Retinas Help Blind Mice See
Prosthetic Retinas Help Blind Mice See
Ashley Yeager | Mar 6, 2018
Artificial photoreceptors made of nanowires help restore blind animals’ sensitivity to light.
A Prosthetic Advantage?
A Prosthetic Advantage?
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.
Man Meets Machine
Man Meets Machine
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
Alena Grabowski, a University of Colorado Boulder researcher, discusses her motivations for studying the interface between biology and mechanics in prosthetic devices.
Gaining Proprioception with Prosthetics
Gaining Proprioception with Prosthetics
Bob Grant | May 31, 2017
New surgical techniques may help amputees feel more enmeshed with their artificial limbs.
Artificial Ion Pump Mimics Neuronal Speed, Precision
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
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.
Artificial Skin Communicates with Neurons
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.
Lending an Ear
Lending an Ear
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.