Reconnecting muscle pairs during surgery following amputation provides patients more sensory feedback from the limb, researchers report.
Having identified a new, simpler way to study neural activity, researchers believe they are on track to creating a compact, low power and potentially wireless brain sensor that could make thought-controlled prosthetic limbs ubiquitous.
A new study reports amputees often feel as though their prosthetic limb is part of their body.
Researchers have created an artificial nervous system that may give prosthetics and robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch. The system is sensitive enough to identify letters in the Braille alphabet.
Researchers have developed new software that allows powered prosthetics to automatically tune themselves, making the limbs more functionally useful.
Researchers show insect limbs can move without muscles. The finding could provide engineers to find additional ways to improve the control of robotic and prosthetic limbs.
A research team describes the entire network of brain cells that are connected to specific motor neurons controlling whisker muscles in newborn mice. A better understanding of such motor control circuits could help inform how human brains develop, potentially leading to new ways of restoring movement in people who suffer paralysis from brain injuries, or to the development of better prosthetics for limb replacement.
Neurosurgeons may one day get help in operating rooms from a robot with movements 10 times steadier than the human...