Tag: "prosthetic" at biology news
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...chnicians exposed to methyl methacrylate vapors in prosthetic
labs; and (3) firefighters who inhale the mixture of chemicals, particulates and fumes associated with fires. The results will provide an important resource for predicting and alleviating the effects of occupational chemical exposure on sensory funct...
Stimulating nerve cells with laser precision
...t runs directly from the brain or spinal cord to a prosthetic
arm or leg, creating the ultimate man-machine interface....
PGA on a tour under the skin
...th an enormous number of infections in people with prosthetic
joints, replacement heart valves, and intravenous catheters, and antibiotic resistance makes it tough to battle. Moreover, the mechanism through which the organism becomes so pathogenic once the protective barrier of the skin is removed remains uncl...
Teams build robots that walk like humans
...me of what he's learned to the design of a powered prosthetic
foot for amputees. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation and the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms....
Brain controls robot arm in monkey, University of Pittsburgh researcher reports at AAAS
...s a simple enough task, but not for someone with a prosthetic
arm, in whom the brain has no control over such fl...rol signal to convey the monkey's intention to the prosthetic
arm." Because the software had to rely on a small number of the thousands of neurons needed to move ...
Bipedal bots to star at AAAS media briefing
...n aid development of increasingly energy-efficient prosthetic
devices. "This is a perfect example of a single concept yielding benefits in a variety of fields, including medicine," says NSF program officer Gil Devey, an NSF expert on disabilities research who also oversaw the projects. The MIT walker provides ...
Robots walk with close-to-human efficiency
... of what he has learned to the design of a powered prosthetic
foot for amputees. "It's not exactly the same thing, but certainly the mode of thought comes from thinking about robots," he says. Information gained from studying walking robots should be of use to the rehabilitation community, he adds. The research...
Retina adapts to light changes by rewiring itself
...results may be useful in future efforts to develop prosthetic
retinal devices that allow changes in light to trigger spike signals within ganglion cells, allowing people who are blind to distinguish shapes, von Gersdorff said. "We're still in the very early days of understanding the retina. There's so much we ...
Ossur acquires US orthotics company Royce Medical
... - Ossur, a trusted and leading global supplier of prosthetic
and orthotic devices, announced today that after finalizing due diligence, it has agreed to acquire orthotics manufacturer Royce Medical Holding Inc, of Camarillo, California, in a transaction valued at approximately 216 million USD. The transactio...
Scientists develop 'clever' artificial hand
...ents and industrial incidents. Currently available prosthetic
hands are either simple mimics that look like a hand but don't move or moving hands which have a simple single-motor grip. The human hand has 27 bones and can make a huge number of complex movements and actions. Dr Paul Chappell, a medical physicist ...
Ossur congratulates Hugh Herr on Popular Mechanics 2005 Breakthrough Leadership Award
... - Ossur, a trusted and leading global supplier of prosthetic
and orthotic devices, today joined Popular Mechanics magazine in congratulating Hugh Herr, director of the Biomechatronics Group at The MIT Media Lab, upon the presentation of Popular Mechanics' 2005 Breakthrough Leadership Award for his work with Os...
Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function
... operate external devices, as well as to operate a prosthetic
hand. In a second pilot trial, researchers are testing the BrainGate System in those with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) and other motor neuron diseases. The study is being conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH...
Ossur one of Europe's 500 fastest growing companies
...6, Ossur, a trusted and leading global supplier of prosthetic
and orthotic devices, has made the ranks of Europe...es and marketing of high technology orthopedic and prosthetic
devices. With its head office in Reykjavik, Iceland, the company's U.S. sales and marketing headquar...
Ossur's Power Knee wins Popular Science magazine's 2005 Best of What's New Award
...) Ossur, a trusted and leading global supplier of prosthetic
and orthopedic devices, takes pleasure in announci...gy by Ossur a full range of products for both the prosthetic
and orthopedic markets. The objectives are simple yet lofty: remove the physical limitations caused...
FDA approves first medical device using Rutgers biomaterial
... in the application of biomaterials from permanent prosthetic
replacements toward regenerative medicine, in which materials help the body to repair itself and are then resorbed. The device consists of a surgical mesh coated with a polymer developed using a Rutgers bioresorbable technology. The polymer gives th...
Case biologists show that what a neuron can do is a function of mechanical context
...ernstein were right, it would affect the design of prosthetic
devices and biologically inspired robots. Using computer technologies unavailable to their predecessor, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have provided direct evidence for Bernstein's hypothesis. Reporting on their findings in the Journa...
Nanotubes used for first time to send signals to nerve cells
... an electrical interface between living tissue and prosthetic
devices or biomedical instruments. "As far as I kn...sense and deliver stimuli to cells for things like prosthetic
control," Pappas said. "I think it's definitely doable, and we're pursuing that with Jim Tour and hi...
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
...ultimately able to open and close the fingers of a prosthetic
hand and use a robotic limb to grasp and move objects. Despite a decline in neural signals after 6.5 months, Nagle remained an active participant in the trial and continued to aid the clinical team in producing valuable feedback concerning the BrainG...
Proprio Foot stands and delivers for amputees
...d global developer of more scientifically advanced prosthetic
innovations than any other company in the field, i..., the company's brand for a pioneering category of prosthetic
devices. The world's first motor-powered and artificially intelligent prosthesis for transtibial amp...
Ossur takes another giant step in prosthetic technology
...devices has launched more scientifically advanced prosthetic
innovations than any other company in the field. N...ident of Research and Development. This is when a prosthetic
device is connected to the human neurological system enabling the user to regain voluntary control o...