11/11/2013, We’ve seen humans build an entire leg out of LEGOs, and even more amazing, the woman who built the LEGO leg was able to walk on it. Now, it’s the animal’s turn as a turtle has been spotted with an appendage that is LEGO-inspired. Schildi is a pet turtle that was abandoned, and as a result, lost his leg due to an injury. Due to the surgery, Schildi was left with […]
07/18/2013, Have you watched The Lone Ranger yet? Do you remember how Helena Bonham Carter’s character has an ivory leg that is not only strangely appealing to most men who want to touch it, it also comes in pretty handy whenever one is in a tight spot – as it contains a hidden weapon inside that packs quite a punch. Well, prosthetics do help those who are disabled in a certain […]
07/02/2013, Christina Stephens took it upon herself to create a prosthetic leg out of LEGOs.
10/30/2012, 10,000 miles will not stop Richard Van As of South Africa and Ivan Owen of Washington State from building an inexpensive prosthetic finger prototype that could one day help millions of amputees. Richard lost his arm last year in an accident. In spite of his condition, he did not lose hope and decided to search for prosthetics online that could help him. After a seemingly futile search, he eventually found […]
08/10/2012, Nike, the famous footwear and apparel manufacturer of all things sporty, has already designed a specialized sole for prosthetic running blades earlier this year. Nike appears to be doing it again, this time in the London Olympics. Nike was able to successfully outfit Ossür’s Flex-Foot Cheetah legs, the J-shaped carbon fiber prostheses that fits the feet and calves, but with track spikes. But Nike said that the process wasn’t a […]
11/25/2011, Prosthesis used to be in place just to help folks with missing limbs look better without having any form of functionality, but over the years, technology has improved prosthesis to a point where they’re actually far more useful than being an appendage to help one ‘blend in’ with the rest of humanity. Nice to know that humans such as Japanese industrial designer and Keio University professor Shunji Yamanaka decided to […]
10/28/2011, Using your brains to control a particular toy is nothing new with Mattel’s offerings in the past, where the goal of the game is to concentrate hard enough and move the ball to your opponent’s area – with your counterpart attempting to do the same as well. Well, it seems that a new brain-computer interface that currently enables people to precisely control a virtual helicopter’s movements with their mind sans […]
08/18/2011, Vanderbilt University is the fertile ground for great minds that resulted in the construction of a new lower-limb prosthetic which enables amputees to walk without experiencing any of the leg-dragging gait characteristic that is found in conventional artificial legs. The device will rely on the latest advances in computer, sensor, electric motor and battery technology to deliver bionic capabilities. Basically, this is the first prosthetic that sport powered knee and […]
07/15/2011, Are you missing a tooth or two? If you are, not to worry! Imagine what if dentists could recreate exact replicas of your teeth to replace the ones that are missing. Through the use of existing technologies in 3-D printing, biocomposite material, and medical imaging, it might already be possible.
12/03/2009, Remember the exoskeleton that Professor X wore before he and the X-Men headed onto Asteroid M to thwart Magneto’s plans, right before Wolverine’s adamantium was ripped out? That could be a reality in the future, if the right advancements are made on the work of researchers at the Bio-Medical Campus University of Rome. Their labor of love, the LifeHand, is connected via electrodes to an amputee who can then perform […]
11/04/2009, A farming family has decided to give Meadow their calf a chance to walk normally, hence enlisted the help of veterinarians and students at Colorado State University to help her with prosthetics. This is the first calf of its kind that is believed to boast double prosthetics, where the procedure itself cost thousands of dollars. Gues this is one calf that won’t end up as steak on somebody else’s plate […]
05/06/2009, We’ve seen humans go to great lengths to look much better than they already do, and the Digigrade Leg Extensions goes one up on eyelash and hair extensions. According to Seattle artist Kim Graham, her Digigrade Leg Extensions “give a person the uncanny and graceful appearance of an animal.” It takes around a quarter of an hour to get used to them as they’re made of steel, cable, foam and […]