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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Environmental and Assistive Engineering

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Open Bionics 3D-printed robotic hand wins Dyson Award

A 3D-printed robotic hand that costs just £1,000 to produce has won the 2015 James Dyson Award in the UK.Open Bionics, a prototype project developed by 25-year-old robotics graduate Joel Gibbard, can be produced in 40 hours and could go… Read more →

A Cheaper, High-performance Prosthetic Knee

In the last two decades, prosthetic limb technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the most advanced prostheses incorporate microprocessors that work with onboard gyroscopes, accelerometers, and hydraulics to enable a person to walk with a normal gait. Such… Read more →

Non-Invasive Neurostimulators Help Paralyzed Men Learn How to Walk Again (VIDEO)

The clinical potential for electrically triggering legs to move in paralyzed patients was thought to require implantable stimulators, but results from an exciting new study from UCLA have demonstrated otherwise. Five completely paralyzed men were able to perform walking movements… Read more →

Powered robotic arm uses shape memory alloy instead of motors

Powered prosthetic arms typically rely on a series of motors, pulleys, and other mechanical contraptions to make them move. These can be heavy and introduce a lot of complexity to the system. Now engineers from Saarland University in Germany have created… Read more →

FDA authorizes use of prosthesis for rehabilitation of above-the-knee amputations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of the first prosthesis marketed in the U.S. for adults who have amputations above the knee and who have rehabilitation problems with, or cannot use, a conventional socket prosthesis.

The Osseoanchored… Read more →

Implications for medical devices that deliver a sixth sense

Many animals in the world can sense an amazing variety of things. So why can’t we?

If you’ve seen The Sixth Sense, you may believe more than five senses exist—and you’d be right. However, unlike the thrilling conclusion to the… Read more →

Scientists develop communication system for people with cerebral palsy

Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the research company Starlab and the group BR::AC (Barcelona Research Art & Creation) of the University of Barcelona developed a device that produces sounds from brain signals. This highly interdisciplinary team is… Read more →

Tunstall and ATEL Deliver Adaptive Technology to Award Winning Assisted Living Scheme in Blackburn

Tunstall Healthcare, the leading provider of technology-enabled care services (TECS) has worked with Adaptive Technology Europe Ltd (ATEL) to develop, design and deliver specialist adaptive technology that supports a range of service users living with learning disabilities and complex behaviours… Read more →

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Lego-compatible prosthetic arm lets kids’ imaginations run wild

For Colombian designer Carlos Torres, how to best tackle the low self-esteem and social isolation felt by child amputees is about more than finding the the most advanced prosthetic money can buy. His IKO Creative Prosthetic System is aimed at… Read more →

ReWalk Robotics unveils latest edition of Personal powered exoskeleton system

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK), the leading global exoskeleton manufacturer, unveiled today the latest edition of its Personal powered exoskeleton system—the ReWalk Personal 6.0—marking the company’s sixth generation community use product. The ReWalk Personal 6.0 offers those in the spinal… Read more →

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