Highly Sensitive Sensors Show Promise in Enhancing Human Touch
March 30th 2020
People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for example, find that gloves decrease their ability to manipulate soft tissues. Astronauts are also hampered by heavy spacesuits and find…
March 16th 2020
Violinist With Prosthetic Arm Shows Incredible Power of Science and Music
March 5th 2020
Manani Ito is an extraordinary, Japanese-born violinist, who plays with a prosthetic arm. Aged 20, Ito tragically lost her right arm in a car accident in 2004 while studying to become a nurse, and was convinced her days as a violinist were over.
After surgery, she went to collect her…
Tucson woman to soon walk again for the first time in 25 years
February 20th 2020
TUCSON, Ariz. — A double amputee who has spent her life in and out of the hospital, and undergone dozens of surgeries, may soon be able to walk again.
Michelle Lundy was born with spina bifida and severe scoliosis. The 40-year-old Tucson-area woman hasn't been able to walk in years.…
Mobile apps may facilitate weight loss among adults with type 2 diabetes
February 4th 2020
Adults with type 2 diabetes may lose weight more effectively by including a weight-loss mobile app as part of their strategy, according to findings from a meta-analysis published in Obesity.
“Face-to-face tailored or supervised lifestyle modification programs with emphases on healthy diet and sufficient physical activity have been shown to be effective in…
Quadruple Amputee Says Call Him "Recalibrated Warrior"
January 21st 2020
Mills served three tours in Afghanistan and became one of only five surviving quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was hit by an improvised explosive device while leading an explosive ordnance disposal team that was clearing an abandoned Afghanistan National Army security post on April 10, 2012.
He prefers the term "recalibrated warrior."…
Study Suggests Exercise May Protect Muscles as People Age
January 7th 2020
Regular exercise throughout adulthood may protect our muscles against age-related loss and damage later, according to an interesting new study of lifelong athletes and their thighs. The study finds that active older men’s muscles resemble, at a cellular level, those of 25-year-olds and weather inflammatory damage much better than the muscles…
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Tiny Robot Offers Hope For Stroke Victims
December 11th 2019
Mechanical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a soft, worm-like robot that can be steered with magnets to glide through narrow blood vessels of a human brain.
Today endovascular—inside the blood vessel—procedures involve the insertion of a thin guidewire, or catheter, through a patient’s artery,…
E-skin Can Transmit Pressure, Temperature Signals to Prosthetic Hand
November 26th 2019
Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) that can detect sensations similar to the ones human feel when they are experiencing pain, paving the way for more life-like prosthetic devices and humanoid robots.
A team from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea developed the technology, which…