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First direct electric link between neurons and light-sensitive nanoparticle films created

...e connections between the human nervous system and prostheses and instruments that are unprecedented in their flexibility, compactness and reliability," Motamedi continued. "I feel that such nanotools are going to give the fields of medicine and biology brand-new capabilities that it's hard to even imagine now....

'Biomimetic Technologies' project will create first soft-bodied robots

...reatment, including endoscopy, remote surgery, and prostheses design; and in novel electronics such as soft circuits and power supplies. "A major characteristic that distinguishes man-made structures from biological ones is the preponderance of stiff materials," explains Trimmer. "In contrast, living systems ...

Ossur recognized with Frost & Sullivan 2006 Innovative Technology Award

...m that now includes two additional ground-breaking prostheses that represent a seamless fusion of electronics, m...rld Economic Forum for 2006. Its Bionic Technology prostheses have also received accolades in the press, and prosthetists and users alike have been lavish in thei...

Ossur takes another giant step in prosthetic technology

...y advanced AI to increase the functionality of its prostheses to reduce the user's mental and physical effort, a...ody parts following an amputation. The results are prostheses that actually do some thinking and can deal with day-to-day events like a change of shoes or heavy l...

Figuring out function from bacteria's bewildering forms

...ical significance. "Bacteria with stalks and other prostheses are ubiquitous in all the earth's aquatic environments," he said. "Phosphorus is a limiting nutrient in determining the productivity of lakes and oceans. The stalked bacteria are central players in scavenging phosphorus in oceans and lakes, and reint...

Researchers look to nature for design inspiration

...o create better control of legged robots and human prostheses using biological inspiration. Their research centers on better understanding how the nervous system communicates with joints and muscles for movement and balance and then designing systems that closely replicate the naturally fluid movement of animal...

Improved speech without vocal cords

...extensively investigated in vitro. These new voice prostheses were also trialled in a group of patients at the VU University Medical Center and compared against the voices of these patients without the silicone rubber flap. From these trials it emerged that for the time being only female patients with a very w...

Diamonds are a doctor's best friend

...for specific applications. An optimum DLC for knee prostheses is not necessarily the same as one for lining an artificial artery, for instance. Indeed, the Brunel researchers are developing DLC coatings to line hydrated collagen, a natural protein found in the body, which can be used to construct bypass arterie...

Single cell recognition research at UCLA/Caltech finds a Halle Berry neuron

...g grows, we one day may be able to build cognitive prostheses to replace functions lost due to brain injury or disease, perhaps even for memory." "Our findings fly in the face of conventional thinking about how brain cells function," adds senior investigator Christof C. Koch, the Lois and Victor Troendle Profes...

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