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.
Reconnecting muscle pairs during surgery following amputation provides patients more sensory feedback from the limb, researchers report.
Engineers work to design prosthetic arm that allows amputees to feel what they touch. Engineering researchers at four U.S. universities...
Neurosurgeons may one day get help in operating rooms from a robot with movements 10 times steadier than the human...
Devices which could be used to rehabilitate the arms and hands of people who have experienced a stroke have been...
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have adapted brain-computer interfaces to listen to regions of the brain that control speech.
Thought control of prosthetic limbs via brain-controlled interfaces will be tested and developed with funding from DARPA. Human subjects will test neural interface systems used to control prosthetic limbs.
Researchers have developed new software that allows powered prosthetics to automatically tune themselves, making the limbs more functionally useful.