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(2012) Brain Implant Improves Thinking in Monkeys - The New York Times
[[To test the device, the team relayed this “correct” signal into the monkeys’ brains when they were in the middle of choosing a possible picture match, and it improved their performance by about 10 percent.

The researchers then impaired the monkeys’ performance deliberately, by dosing them with cocaine. Their scores promptly fell by 20 percent.

“But when you turn on the stimulator, they don’t make those errors; in fact, they do a little better than normal”]]
neuro  neural  prosthesis  improve  intelligence  augmented  cognition 
june 2017 by dandv
Enabling the Future
The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.

They are people who have put aside their political, religious, cultural and personal differences – to come together and collaborate on ways to help improve the open source 3D printable designs for hands and arms for those who were born missing fingers or who have lost them due to war, disease or natural disaster.

The e-NABLE Community is made up of teachers, students, engineers, scientists, medical professionals, tinkerers, designers, parents, children, scout troops, artists, philanthropists, dreamers, coders, makers and every day people who just want to make a difference and help to “Give The World A Helping Hand.”
prosthetics  prosthesis  3Dprinting  3Dprinter  community  volunteer  opensource  hand  crowdsourcing 
march 2017 by derishus
The Story of My Leg: ExoSym Leg Braces - Men's Journal
ExoSym braces consist of a plate customized to the shape of the foot and two struts leading up the back of the calf, connecting to a support holster below the knee. As you step down, the brace redirects weight and energy away from the joints and stores it in the carbon fiber, kind of like a spring. When you push off, the energy shoots back up the struts, helping you to walk, run, or jump. Since 2009, the device has allowed hundreds of people to regain the use of their legs while avoiding amputation and chronic pain.

moving to a new clinic in Washington state specifically to work with civilians
Hanger Clinic, in Gig Harbor, near Tacoma
exosym  prosthesis  ankle  medical 
january 2017 by bwiese
floating-lab
They experiment with the aesthetics of direct action in crafting responses to specific places, communities, issues and circumstances. FLC artists move across visual art, performance, new media, and publications to engage and integrate such social topics as housing, the environment, migration, labor and urban mobility.
collective  artists  culture  prosthesis  augmentation  embodiment 
march 2016 by derishus
PROSTHETIC ARM by Kaylene Kau at Coroflot.com
"Kaylene Kau from Taipei made the remarkable invention as part of a design school project. The limb would be able to grip many different objects by curling up with the help of a simple motor."

[via https://boingboing.net/2013/05/23/prosthetic-tentacle.html
via http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/24/prosthetic-tentacle_n_3330298.html
via http://additivism.org/post/133418748081/prosthetic-tentacle-invented-as-alternative-to ]
prosthesis  design  kaylenekau  2013 
december 2015 by robertogreco
Anarcho-Transhumanist AMA : DebateAnarchism
Hi folks and welcome to the anarcho-transhumanist AMA. The term "anarcho-transhumanism" is a relatively recently one, barely mentioned in the 80s, publicly adopted in the early oughts and only really popularized in the last half decade.
additivism  anarchism  anarcho-transhumanist  augmentation  disability  human  posthumanism  prosthesis  technology  theory  transhumanism  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
YC Backs Standard Cyborg, A Startup Building Affordable Artificial Limbs | TechCrunch
An artificial limb can cost more than a car. And there are an estimated 2 million amputees in the United States alone. So for Jeff Huber, an..
prosthesis  3d_printing 
february 2015 by cesarastudillo
'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again
It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again
cyborg  implant  spine  prosthesis  neuroscience  paralysis 
january 2015 by cessationoftime
Boston Marathon Survivor Rebekah DiMartino Has Leg Amputated - NBC News.com
Rebekah DiMartino was with her son, Noah, and then-boyfriend, Pete DiMartino, at the finish line of the city's iconic road race when the blasts went off on April 15, 2013.

the below-the-knee amputation at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital outside Houston was a success

"I've never been a runner, an outdoors person, but now I want to climb mountains, I want to run marathons. I want to do anything and everything that you can do with your legs, because it makes me appreciate them so much more now," she said. "I still have a lot of living left to do."

DiMartino has had multiple procedures within the 17 operations, including the transplant of live muscle from her back to her wounded left foot and the installation of metal plates, screws and rods. She suffered a serious bone infection from the blast, as well as the loss of her fourth and fifth metatarsals on her left foot and a lot of tissue from her left leg, and she was on bed rest for several months.
inspiration  running  prosthesis  bostonmarathon  amputation 
january 2015 by bwiese

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