Ionic skin could improve prosthetic devices

July 1st, 2022

Yuta Dobashi, a graduate of UBC’s master in biomedical engineering program, and faculty advisor Dr. John Madden, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the faculty of applied science at UBC. Photo: Kai Jacobson/UBC Faculty of Applied Science Researchers have worked to build a smart skin that can mimic the sensing capabilities of natural skin, […]

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Robotic hand gives amputees tactile control

November 1st, 2021

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) News Service reports that engineers at MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have designed a soft, lightweight and potentially low-cost neuroprosthetic hand that can give an amputee the ability to perform daily activities with dexterity. Additionally, the researchers found the prosthetic, designed with a system for tactile feedback, restored […]

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Textile sensor patch detects pressure points for amputees

April 1st, 2021

A soft, flexible sensor system created with electrically conductive yarns could help map problematic pressure points in the socket of an amputee’s prosthetic limb, researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) report in a new study. The device incorporates a lattice of conductive yarns and is connected to a tiny computer. After testing the […]

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