Biotech

Building a Bionic Leg

Building a Bionic Leg

As biotech advances, the quality of life for disabled people has the potential to improve dramatically. Bloomberg introduces us to engineers from MIT’s Biomechatronics Lab, including Everett Lawson, who had an experimental kind of amputation which lets him directly control a robotic leg and foot with his mind.

Brain-controlled Exoskeleton

Brain-controlled Exoskeleton

While the world certainly can feel like a horrible place some days, it’s videos like these that give us hope for the future. Watch in awe as a man who is paralyzed from the neck down was able to walk and move his arms thanks to a prototype robotic exoskeleton controlled by his own brain. More here.

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Implantable Telescope

Implantable Telescope

Used to improve vision after macular degeneration, this Implantable Mini Telescope (IMT) is a 4mm long prosthesis that is implanted in one eye; it enlarges images up to 3x.

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