Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial
Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial
Researchers and clinicians make small muscle grafts into the arms of amputees to amplify the signals from their peripheral nerves, which then direct the movement of a robotic hand.
Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial
Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial

Researchers and clinicians make small muscle grafts into the arms of amputees to amplify the signals from their peripheral nerves, which then direct the movement of a robotic hand.

Researchers and clinicians make small muscle grafts into the arms of amputees to amplify the signals from their peripheral nerves, which then direct the movement of a robotic hand.

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Image of the Day: Second Hand
Image of the Day: Second Hand
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 10, 2019
A 3-D printed prosthetic hand moves by reading the signals in forearm muscles.
Modern Prosthesis
Modern Prosthesis
The Scientist Staff | Sep 26, 2018
See amputee Amanda Kitts manipulate objects using nervous impulses to control an early prototype of her advanced artificial limb.
Vibrations Restore Sense of Movement in Prosthetics
Vibrations Restore Sense of Movement in Prosthetics
Diana Kwon | Aug 31, 2018
Scientists recreate proprioception for people with artificial arms using a perceptual illusion.
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 | Aug 31, 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 2, 2016
Researchers create an artificial nerve that could be the forerunner of neural prosthetics.