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Prostheses

Advances in prosthetics are rapid.

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See also: artificial organs and regenerative medicine.

Is it prostheses or prosthetics? A prosthesis is an artificial body part (plural = prostheses) whereas the adjective is used to describe a particular type, for example a prosthetic hand. Prosthetics is the medical speciality studying and applying prostheses.

Full Body Prosthetics

A full set of smart prosthetic limbs, combined with replacement synthetic organs, could provide an entire replacement body that could host someone's brain. - David Wood Humai’s Head of Engineering On the Future That is to Come (interview) - IEET

Resources

Company

Personalized prosthetics & orthotics company.

Product

Bionic knee for above-knee amputees.

Product

3D printed powered bionic hand controlled by muscles.

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3D printed thumb extension.

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Recent News

Bionic touch fails to shift location of subjective sensation to sensor position

DT Next - 28-Dec-2020

Neural electrodes didn't offer precise sensation; posing challenges for prosthetics

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The first man to control his prosthetic arms with mind

Interesting Engineering - 14-Dec-2020

AI allowed a man with quadriplegia control both his robotic arms at the same time

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Electronic skin that can react to pain, temperature & pressure

Nano Magazine - 02-Sep-2020

Step forward towards better prosthetics, intelligent robotics and skin grafts

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