Category Archives: Cyborg

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Can a Prosthetic Arm Turn a Drummer’s Disability Into a Superability?

It was the summer of 1987. I, in my hypercolor t-shirt, nibbled astronaut ice cream to an endless parade of MTV hair bands dispensing bar-closing mainstays like... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/18/14

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Superstrong Artificial Muscles Developed From Fishing Line and Sewing Thread

We tend to dream of a future enabled by miraculous materials—nanoscale honeycomb lattices of strong, ultralight superconducting metals. Carbon nanotubes and graphene... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/10/14

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A Telepresence RoboCop Piloted by Oculus Rift and Sensored Gloves

A student at the Florida International University (FIU) dons a sensor-laden pair of gloves and vest and an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. He lifts his arm, makes a... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/26/14

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Researchers Show Off Mind-Controlled Music Player

Scientists at the University of Malta think touch screens are for suckers. Mind-controlled devices? Now, that’s where it’s at. Outfitted in an electrode-studded cap,... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/22/14

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Prosthetic Hand Wires In Patient’s Nerves For Sensations Of Touch

A number of projects are closing in on the goal of delivering a prosthetic hand for amputees that allows them to feel how hard they’re holding an object and process some... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/10/14

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Lifelogging Gear Is Small, Cheap, and Powerful, So Like It Or Not, You’re Going To Be Recorded

I’m sitting in a café with some forty other people. Most are on a laptop, and each laptop has a camera. In fact, many of my café coworkers also have a smartphone.... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/9/14

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Wireless Brain Implant Aims To Give Paralyzed Power Over Their Limbs

Prosthetic limbs that users control with their minds aren’t yet widely available, but several have been shown to work. Soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/25/14

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Prosthetic Hand With Sense of Touch Picks Stems From Cherries

Igor Spetic lost his hand on the job three years ago to an industrial hammer. But like Luke Skywalker, Spetic’s testing a new bionic hand. And though the hand hasn’t... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/21/13

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