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A non-invasive method to detect infections in prostheses

A non-invasive method to detect infections in prostheses
  Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a non-invasive method to detect infections in prostheses used for amputees, as well as for knee, hip and other joint replacements. The method, which is at the proof of concept stage, consists of a simple imaging technique and an innovative material to coat the prostheses.
14th December 2016

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm moves individual ‘fingers’

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm moves individual ‘fingers’
Physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial 'arm' to control the movement. The proof-of-concept feat, described online this week in the Journal of Neural Engineering, represents a potential advance in technologies to restore refined hand function to those who have lost arms to injury or disease, the researchers say.
18th February 2016


The most advanced thought-powered prosthetic limb

The most advanced thought-powered prosthetic limb
Surgeons at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland have managed to develop a system wherein a man can move his prosthetic arm by using nothing but the power of thought. The Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) is a resounding success, as was the unique method used to attach it.
19th January 2016


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