VR motion controllers work pretty well at syncing up the movements of digital digits with your real ones, but they aren’t all that good at recreating the sense of touch. Scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed new haptic gloves that could help users get in touch with virtual objects.
Lab-grown organoids reveal how the eyes develop and may lead to therapies for diseases such as color blindness.
Although seizures can be controlled via pharmaceuticals, there are often some unpleasant side effects – plus the medications don’t work on all people. According to new research, however, a soft and flexible neurotransmitter-dispensing brain implant may someday do a better job.
Following a 3D-printed heel bone, a 3D-printed mouth guard and the world’s first 3D-printed jet engine, the CSIRO’s Lab 22 has added to the growing list of 3D-printed medical implants by designing and printing a replacement titanium sternum and rib cage for a 54-year-old cancer patient.
The devices may even be implanted in soldiers to continuously monitor their status, the Army’s top doctor said.
A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets. The small implants were first used in 2015 in Sweden — initially confidentially — and several other countries. Swedes have gone on to be very active in microchipping, with scant debate about
The improvement was evident within minutes. Using computer simulation software, the volunteers could easily close their virtual prosthetic hands a quarter, half, or three quarters of the way without watching the hand.
Oesophageal atresia is a condition in which the upper and lower sections of a baby’s oesophagus don’t connect. Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Boston Children’s Hospital have created what may be a better way of treating it, in the form of an implantable robotic device.
Scientists unveil the first bionic hand with a sense of touch, that can be worn outside the lab.
In an experiment with science fiction implications, neurologists say they taught monkeys to play a game by stimulating their brains with electrodes.