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Aug 13, 2018

Printed electronics breakthrough could lead to flexible electronics revolution

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, health, nanotechnology

A new form of electronics manufacturing which embeds silicon nanowires into flexible surfaces could lead to radical new forms of bendable electronics, scientists say.

In a new paper published today in the journal Microsystems and Nanoengineering, engineers from the University of Glasgow describe how they have for the first time been able to affordably ‘print’ high-mobility semiconductor onto flexible surfaces to develop high-performance ultra-thin electronic layers.

Those surfaces, which can be bent, flexed and twisted, could lay the foundations for a wide range of applications including video screens, improved health monitoring devices, implantable devices and synthetic skin for prosthetics.

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Aug 12, 2018

A Mind-Controlled Robotic Hand With A Sense Of Touch

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

Denis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand nine years ago, while handling fireworks. Since then, he has used prosthetic hands, but never one like this. Last year, a team of European engineers created for him a prosthetic hand that connects directly to the remaining nerves in his upper arm. That means the hand is able to send sensations of touch back through his arm and into his brain. Plus, when Sørensen wanted to grab something, he could move the hand by simply thinking about it.

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Aug 3, 2018

Joris Column: Printcrime, augmenting humans, nanoconvergence and Segway polo

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, cyborgs, habitats, transhumanism

Often only a few years separate the tinfoil hats from the millionaires to be. I was writing the piece on the Youbionic arm and thinking of how we will use 3D printing to augment human beings. Clearly augmenting the human body with mechatronics would be a good idea. The flesh is weak but stepper motors are strong! Oh how we will eeck, ooow, brrrr whine in our old stepper augmented age. Machines could very well fill the gaps once our bodies start failing us. But, will old people homes really be filled with Borg grandmas?

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Jul 30, 2018

How I Built Myself Bionic Limbs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

This is the next generation of robotic prosthetics. Here’s how they work.

Watch the full TED Talk here: http://bit.ly/2LQErPg

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Jul 26, 2018

Mexican company makes super-realistic prosthetics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

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These prosthetics are so realistic that it’s hard to tell what is real or fake.

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Jul 24, 2018

Bionics in Real Life

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Impressive.


Controlling prosthetic limbs through the power of thought and AI.

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Jul 15, 2018

The Cyborgs Are Here: Researchers Put Living Cells In A Robotic Finger

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, cyborgs, robotics/AI

Researchers have created a biohybrid robot finger, a tiny device that combines 3D-printed parts with living muscle tissue.

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Jul 15, 2018

Artificial Intelligence And Prosthetics Join Forces To Create New Generation Bionic Hand

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

“Our main goal is to let patients control them as naturally as though they were their biological limbs,” says Professor Dario Farina from Imperial College.


A team of scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Göttingen have teamed up to create a ‘next generation’ bionic hand. This bionic hand is special because it uses artificial intelligence to improve its functionality.

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Jul 14, 2018

Artificial skin grown from spider silk could help heal wounds

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

Wounds and burns could one day be treated by the material spiders use to make their webs.

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Jul 9, 2018

Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer

Posted by in category: cyborgs

https://paper.li/e-1437691924#/


Would you put on an exoskeleton that meant you could run for an entire day without getting tired?

What about one that would allow you to stay on your feet longer at work?

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