Tag: "bionic" at medical news
MRIs better at diagnosing needs for 'bionic ear' implants
... associated with CTs. The implant is essentially a bionic
ear, Dr. Roland said. The ear normally translates sound waves a mechanical form of energy to electrical impulses, which the brain perceives as sound. Implants bypass the dysfunctional inner ear and mirror the natural mechanical-to-electrical-impuls...
The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities
...d, barely-living test pilot into the world's first bionic
man, making him "better, stronger, faster," the f... or mechanical components Unlike prostheses, the bionic
implant actually mimics the original function, sometimes surpassing the power of the original organ ...
University of Utah to help build bionic arm
...to a small computer worn on a belt and then to the bionic
arm. That would allow a person to move the artific...Utah interface device ultimately is chosen for the bionic
arm, electrode arrays will be implanted in some or all of the four major nerves in the residual limb...
10 top Australian scientists predict major medical advances
... Building New Nerve Pathways Australian-invented bionic
ears, or Cochlear implants, that allow deaf children to hear will be further advanced to deliver high-fidelity hearing, with a carbon tube built molecule by molecule carrying the electricity needed to stimulate nerve cells. This technology will also...
ASU, Walter Reed researchers create prosthesis of the future
...have coined SPARKy a robotic tendon because of its bionic
properties. "What we hope to create is a robotic tendon that actively stretches springs when the ankle rolls over the foot, thus allowing the springs to thrust or propel the artificial foot forward for the next step," said Sugar. "Because energy i...