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Printable device could lead to sensor-laden 'robot skin'

March 28, 2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a device that responds to mechanical stress by changing the color of a spot on its surface, according to a press release. Researchers note this could lead to 3-D printed, flexible, sensor-laden material. The research is published in Advanced Materials Technologies.

“In nature, networks of sensors and interconnects are called sensorimotor pathways,” Subramanian Sundaram, PhD, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lead researcher of the study, said in the release. “We were trying to see whether we could replicate sensorimotor pathways inside a 3-D printed object. So, we considered the simplest organism we could find.”

Students to make prosthetic arms, hands for amputees in Colombia

March 27, 2017
Engineering students from the University of Rhode Island will travel to Colombia this summer to build prosthetic hands and arms for amputees, according to a press…
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New group created to expand resources for treatment of upper limb difference

March 24, 2017
HOUSTON — A new platform, presented at the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Annual Meeting, could provide an international, easy-to-use…
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Patients with arthrogryposis may experience functional limitations

March 24, 2017
HOUSTON — Patients with arthrogryposis may experience foot deformities, gait deviations and functional limitations in gross motor function and in gait in ankle…

NJHA, AARP voice concern ahead of House vote on American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017
COLLINGSWOOD, NJ — New Jersey residents and a panel of health care professionals and advocates voiced their concerns about the fate of the Affordable Care Act on…
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