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Rappler's latest stories on prosthetics


New tech puts virtual sense of touch at our fingertips

Nov 21, 2019 - 7:15 PM

A new kind of prosthetic attempts to duplicate the sense of touch

NEW PROSTHETICS. Retired US Army Sergeant Garrett Anderson (L) shakes hands with his prosthetic arm while wearing Northwestern University’s wireless patch, a new second-skin "virtual reality" technology which duplicates the sense of touch. Handout/Northwestern University/AFP

Meet Cola, the Thai street dog with 'blade runner' legs

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Cola, the former street pup, nearly lost his life last year after a Bangkok man hacked off his front legs with a sword, now he has new sleek paws: curved "blade runner" prosthetics

BLADE RUNNER. This photo taken on December 12, 2017 shows John Dalley fitting Cola the dog with his new curved 'blade runner' prosthetic legs at Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket. Just over a year after he was brutally maimed for gnawing on a neighbor's boots, Cola the canine is romping across a Phuket beach on sleek new paws: curved "blade runner" prosthetics modelled after those used by Paralympian sprinters. Photo Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Robredo eyes prosthetics-making course for wounded soldiers

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the course can serve as a livelihood opportunity for wounded soldiers who will no longer be able to return to service

HELPING HEROES. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech before wounded soldiers admitted at V Luna Medical Center. Screenshot by Rappler

Lego arm for disabled kids wins digital innovation prize

Feb 11, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The winner was chosen from entries from around the world

The IKO Creative Prosthetic System at work. Image courtesy IKO Creative Prosthetic System

Bionic hand helps amputee feel objects in real time

Feb 06, 2014 - 7:45 AM

The success of the month long trial in Italy has energized researchers in the hunt to solve one of the most difficult challenges in prosthetics

LEND ME A (BIONIC) HAND. In this handout photo released Feb 5 2014, amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthetic in Rome, Italy, taken March 2013. Image (c) LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci

3D printers help build robotic hand for young boy

Feb 05, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Through some long distance collaboration two men develop a working prosthetic hand for a young boy

ROBOHAND. Liam grabs a bottle with his new prosthesis. Screen shot from YouTube video.