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Bionic Bird: a flying bird controlled with a smartphone

Bionic Bird: a flying bird controlled with a smartphone

Those windup toy birds have received a modern makeover, and it is called the Bionic Bird. This device looks like a bird and flies like a bird -- flapping wings included -- and is controlled using a smartphone rather than a remote. The Bionic Bird is the first of its kind, says the maker, and is bid as the "only furtive civilian drone." Indeed when you see it, the first thing that will pop in your mind is There goes a bird, not oh look, a drone.

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Toyota rehab robots boost bionic leg and balance game

Toyota rehab robots boost bionic leg and balance game

Toyota is rolling out new versions of its assist robotics, updating its "bionic leg" and balance-gamification system for rehabilitation and testing them out in Japanese hospitals. The Walk Training Assist and Balance Training Assist hardware aim to help paralyzed or recovering patients to regain their mobility skills, and are now more responsive to different degrees of rehab.

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Cybathlon 2016: Olympics for bionic athletes

Cybathlon 2016: Olympics for bionic athletes

All eyes are focused on what promises to be the world’s first ‘Championship for Robot-Assisted Parathletes’. Switzerland will play host to Cybathlon, an Olympics for bionic athletes with a tech slant. The event will be held in 2016 and is open to 'racing pilots' with disabilities. Those using assistive devices, including robotics, get a chance to use the latest technology in competitive sporting events.

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Bionic hand restores amputee’s sense of touch

Bionic hand restores amputee’s sense of touch

A bionic hand that allows its wearer to actually feel what the prosthetic is touching has been tested for the first time, with a Danish amputee able to tell the strength of his grasp, along with the shape and consistency of objects he picked up. The hand, developed by teams at EPFL in Switzerland and SSSA in Italy, is wired into nerves in the wearer's upper arm, with stress in the artificial tendons running through the fingers translated into electrical impulses delicate enough to be fed into the body.

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3D printed bionic ear hears radio frequencies

3D printed bionic ear hears radio frequencies

Scientists and researchers all around the world are hard at work on creating replacement body parts to help people who were born lacking senses or lost senses to disease or accident. One group of researchers are working on technology to create a working artificial ear to help those who have lost their hearing. The artificial ear is 3-D printed and was developed by researchers at Princeton University.

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Touch Bionics i-limb ultra revolution is controllable via a mobile app

Touch Bionics i-limb ultra revolution is controllable via a mobile app

Touch Bionics has just announced a new product in its inventory called the i-limb ultra revolution. It features a biosim mobile app that is usable through iOS devices. The i-limb ultra revolution features a powered rotating thumb, 24 Quick Grip options, and extra sensitive electrodes. Ian Stevens, the CEO of Touch Bionics, states that the i-limb ultra revolution will enable "wearers to more easily perform activities of daily living and thus increase their quality of life."

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Amputee climbs Willis Tower with mind-controlled bionic leg

Amputee climbs Willis Tower with mind-controlled bionic leg

Zac Vawter, a 31-year-old who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, became the first person to scale the 103-story Willis Tower in Chicago with a mind-controlled robotic leg. The artificial leg uses targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), a technique that connects nerves severed in an amputation to other muscles. In this case, the nerves that would normally control Vawter's right leg have been rerouted to his hamstring, and electrical impulses are converted into signals that move the bionic leg.

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