One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world
It can transmit different amounts of pressure, just like real skin
It's the closest we have come to a naturally functioning hand
Dream investor Peter Thiel is giving budding scientists a financial leg up, but with a controversial twist.
Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.
Multiple groups are trying to recycle used artificial limbs and devices like pacemakers.
These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.
Careers: Mechanical engineer, biomedical engineer
The use of performance enhancers in sports is inevitable. Celebrating it instead of banning it would make competition safer, more honest, and more fun
But elective amputation has its opponents
Prosthetic arms improve; narwhal tusks are as neat as ever
Work-around surgeries for missing limbs, quick fixes to mend Nazi bones and tricks for lengthening uneven limbs; when it comes to special ops, the Doctor is in
Researchers fit macaques with one of the most advanced prosthetics in the hopes of improving life for amputees (not to mention marshmallow-starved primates)
Engineers develop a mind-controlled prosthetic arm dexterous enough to play piano
A stronger, better grip without the incessant ripping sound. Has a long-standing dream finally been realized?
The latest generation of sport-specific prosthetics allow elite amputee athletes to run faster and climb higher than ever before
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs
Innovations in battlefield medicine are ensuring that more combatants survive. Often, the technology follows them home
Scientists have created cultured teeth, seeding them like pearls in the intestines of rats. Progress with stem cells and tissue engineering promises to bring this tech to dentistry.