A computer model relates a finger’s desired position to the corresponding pressure a pump would have to apply to achieve that position. Using this model, the team developed a controller that directs the pneumatic system to inflate the fingers.
The Smart ArM project, in which researchers developed specialized prosthetic arms, was among the teams participating in the Cybathlon 2020 competition that used maxon motors.
Mirmex Motor said its AI-developed electric motors and flexible circuits can make it easier to design and manufacture devices such as prosthetics and surgical robots.
Among the tradeoffs in designing robotic prosthetics is the one between cost and function. Unlimited Tomorrow uses innovative production methods and maxon drives to help children gain function.
This week, The Robot Report Podcast talks about construction robotics with Dusty Robotics’ Tessa Lau, learns about prosthetics operating systems from Coapt’s Blair Lock and user Bert Swift, and reviews the latest news.
Myomo, which makes wearable robots offering increased functionality for people with neurological disorders or upper-limb paralysis, said Medicare authorization is an important step toward reimbursements.
The second annual Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum is seeking expert speakers to share their insights and experiences around developing assistive, medical, and surgical systems.
As global demand for robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies grows, developers must be aware of emerging applications. Transparency Market Research offers examples of areas of interest.
Coapt has announced Gen2 of its Complete Control System, which uses AI and machine learning to better control prosthetic arms.
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which is produced by WTWH Media and The Robot Report, is looking for speakers to share their expertise on the design, development, and manufacture of commercial healthcare robotics systems.
Researchers at in Houston, Boulder, and Nanjing, China, have developed a soft nanomembrane that could help people with wearable devices operate them more smoothly.
Biomedical engineers are helping develop a prosthetic arm for amputees that can move with the person’s thoughts and feel the sensation of touch via an array of electrodes implanted in the muscles of the patient.
New MIT system of contracting fibers could be a boon for biomedical devices and robotics.
Using surface electromyograms, or human muscle signals, researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology were able to get a robot to trap a ball like a soccer player. KIST’s team did this without numerical calculation or programming.
Inaugural conference and expo addressing healthcare robotics engineering challenges co-locates with DeviceTalks, a leading technical and business development event for the medical device sector. Business-to-Business publisher WTWH Media has announced the launch of the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, an international conference and expo focused on easing, speeding and improving the design, development and manufacture of…
Myomo is working with contract manufacturers for its MyoPro assistive devices, which use sensors, algorithms, and motors to help wearers regain upper-limb function.
The STAG or scalable tactile glove out of MIT helps build a tactile map that can be used to train a neural network to improve object recognition, grasping, and manipulation by robots and prostheses.
Robotics investments totaled at least $4.3 billion in February 2019 in a steep increase from January, which had about $1.4 billion. In addition, companies reported approximately $3.9 billion worth of acquisitions this past month. Any political or economic jitters have not yet harmed the mood for robot deals. The Robotic Industries Association noted yesterday that robot…
A Swedish woman whose hand was amputated has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis, according to Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Surgeons placed titanium implants in the two forearm bones (radius and ulna), and extended electrodes to nerves and muscle to extract signals to control a…
A South Korean team of researchers has developed the Exo-Glove robot hand, which could help users with day-to-day tasks.
Researchers at two academic facilities are aiming to create a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that can grow and adapt to its environment, equipped with a living pathway to translate the robots touch sensation to the user’s brain. Teams from both Florida Atlantic University and the University of Utah School of Medicine said they have received…
Ninebot, a Chinese transportation technology company, said it raised the equivalent of $100 million in a Series C round to finance the development of mobile robotics and intelligent short-distance transportation products. The startup raised the capital from the SDIC Fund Management Co. and the China Mobile Fund. CEO Lufeng Gao said the investment is being done with the…