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A Bionic Hand Is the Ultimate Bluetooth Accessory [Prosthetics]

by on May.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 4G, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Accessory, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, Ati, Av, Bionic, Bionic Hand, bionics, Bluetooth, bus, business, cc, Ces, clear, day, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, Et, F1, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, hands, Hd, Home Automation, Hp, Id, iLimb, Ilimb pulse, Im, In, Ion, Isp, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ouch, Padd, Play, Pr, Pro, prosthesis, prosthetic, prosthetics, ps, Q, Ram, Rc, Real, rip, rom, Style, Tag, TI, Toot, Touch, Touch Bionics, Us, X1

The i-Limb bionic hand has always been a favorite around here, and it keeps getting better. Today, meet i-Limb Pulse: a prosthesis from Touch Bionics with a programmable kung-fu grip, compliments of bluetooth. More

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Swiss Army Knife is Standard Issue on Planet Bionicle [Lego]

by on Apr.30, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, Arm, Army, Art, ash, Ati, Bionic, bionicle, clear, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, flickr, Flip, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ion, Isp, ISS, Lego, mid, Mod, My, Net, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Parts, photo, photos, PI, plan, Plane, Play, Pr, pre, precious, ps, Q, Rc, Real, Stand, Style, Sue, Swiss Army Knife, Tag, TI, Toy, Toys, Ui, Up, Ups, Us, Via, work, X1

“Robiwan Kenobi” dashed together this precious little Swiss Army knife that really works, insofar as the bits actually flip out. I am tepid on Bionicle parts in general, but this is just fine by me.

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Sensor Armor Transforms Pitchers Into Finely Honed Machines [Bionics]

by on Apr.09, 2010, under 1d, 2, 3D, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, age, AR, Arm, Ball, Baseball, Bionic, bionics, Cia, clear, data, Data-logging shirt, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, eco, fashion, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Im, Ion, Isp, itc, Mac, machine, machines, Mic, Mod, Ms, Nes, One, order, Padd, PI, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, Rc, Real, Real Time, Research, Science, sensor, Sensor armor, shirt, Sport, sports, Style, Tag, ted, TI, time, Under Armor, Us, X1

With any sport, the more exhausted you become, the more prone you are to injury. In baseball, this is especially a problem for pitchers. But a new shirt can track a pitcher’s form in real time. More

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Dean Kamen Appears on Colbert Report, Literally Armed with Bionic Limb [Robots]

by on Apr.07, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, app, AR, Arm, Bionic, Bots, Ces, Cf, clear, Clips, Colbert Report, cyborg arm, de, Dean Kamen, Ds, E, Ea, F2, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Im, Interest, Ion, luke arm, media, Men, Military, Mod, Ms, Nes, NK, One, order, Os, OTS, Padd, prostheses, prosthesis, Q, Rc, Robot, Robots, rom, step, Stephen Colbert, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Uk, Us, Vide, Video, X1

Dean Kamen is both notoriously shy and uninterested when it comes to media appearances, but Stephen Colbert was able to lure him in with his earnest, unrelenting, right-wing agenda. And Kamen even brought his DARPA-funded bionic Luke Arm . Full video: More

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Restoring Sight With a Bionic Eye [Science]

by on Apr.05, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, ANT, AR, arc, Ati, Australia, Av, Bionic, bionic eye, Bionic Vision Australia, Blind, Blindness, clear, de, dev, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Electrodes, Eu, Eyes, Eyesight, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Ie, Im, Ion, late, Mod, One, order, Os, oss, PI, plan, Rc, Red, Research, Science, sea, search, sight, Sim, Simulator, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Us, vers, view, vision, Vw, Wide-view neurosimulator, wired, X1

Researchers in Australia have developed a ” wide-view neurosimulator ,” to help give sight back to the blind. By implanting electrodes in the eye, they’ll allow those with degenerative vision loss to see a pixelated version of the world around us. More

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GPS Ski Gloves Place the Display On the Tip Of Your Thumb [GPS]

by on Feb.18, 2010, under Ads, app, Art, Ati, Avalanche, Bionic, Chrome, clear, Concept, data, Display, Ds, e1, Gadget, Gloves, gps, Hd, Hell, Home Automation, Iphone, Isp, Love, media, Ms, Navi, Nec, Os, Outdoors, phone, Plus, Ports, Pr, pre, price, Pro, ps, question, Ram, Rc, Real, Red, Rf, rip, rtm, Services, ski, Ski gloves, Skiing, snow, Snowboarding, sports, Style, ted, TI, time, Travel, Ui, usb, Via, Winter, Zanier, Zanier xplore.xgx, Zanier xplore.xgx gloves

While these actual, real, strap-’em-to-your-hands-and-navigate-ski-slopes gloves are, you know, real , I much preferred the GPS gloves concept from two years ago. Give me a bionic hand over insulated glove any day of the week. Still, there’s something to be said for GPS gloves you can actually wear, and while Zanier hasn’t confirmed the price of their Xplore.XGX ski gloves , they’ll be going on sale sometime this year. Sure, you can just download a ski app on your iPhone which can help steer you down the slopes, but unless you’ve got an ultra-padded compartment for it I wouldn’t risk taking one skiing.

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Artificial Foot Recycles Energy With Every Step [Bionic]

by on Feb.18, 2010, under Ads, Air, Ankles, app, Art, Artificial foot, Artificial Limbs, Ati, Bionic, Blockquote, Display, Ds, energy, feet, Hd, Home Automation, Isp, ISS, Make, Meta, Mic, microcontrollers, Opera, Os, power, Pr, Pro, Processor, prostheses, prototype, Prototypes, Push, Rc, Recycle, Red, Research, restore, Rf, search, store, Style, ted, tees, Test, Tests, TI, Ui, Uk, Via

Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a prosthesis that makes walking much easier on amputees than current options. The trick: an artificial foot that recycles the kinetic energy generated by walking. The device works by mimicking the natural push-off of a human ankle, using a microprocessor to control the device and capture the energy normally dissipated by the leg: In tests on subjects walking with an artificially-impaired ankle, a conventional prosthesis reduced ankle push-off work and increased net metabolic energy expenditure by 23% compared to normal walking. Energy recycling restored ankle push-off to normal and reduced the net metabolic energy penalty to 14%.

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