Tag Archives: Prosthetic Arm

This Is David, The Teen Who Built His Own Prosthetic Arm With LEGO

This is David Aguilar. David is a regular 18-year-old form Andorra who is NOT a LEGO certified professional and more importantly, unlike most people, he was born with just one fully-formed, functional arm. Missing a fully-formed arm and his passion for LEGO drove David to dream about having LEGO as part of his body. He eventually did, at the age of nine, when he built a prosthetic arm out LEGO pieces. But, as you would have imagined, that didn’t last. Continue reading This Is David, The Teen Who Built His Own Prosthetic Arm With LEGO

Youbionic Double Hand Literally Adds A Hand To Your Existing Arm

You upgrade you TV, upgrade your mobile device and even upgrade your house, but have you ever thought of upgrading yourself? When we said “upgrade yourself,” we do not mean picking new skills or go for a new degree; we are talking about improving your body’s capability. Well, if you have ever thought about it, I guess it is the good time to be alive because, Youbionic has just the right tool, or should we say, prosthetic, for you. It won’t make you the Six Million Dollar Man, but you’d be getting yourself an extra helping hand, like quite literally. Continue reading Youbionic Double Hand Literally Adds A Hand To Your Existing Arm

The Third Thumb Project: Because Six Digits Are Obviously Better Than Five

This is “The Third Thumb”, a project by designer Dani Clode aim to demonstrate how human body responds to wearable prosthetic technology and it is kind of a revelation for mankind. Because, it suddenly strikes us that maybe, just maybe, we humans really should have an extra digit. I know, it may sounds like an insult to those who are missing them, but imagine what an extra appendage could do. Imagine! Here’s what the project is about straight from the horse’s mouth: Continue reading The Third Thumb Project: Because Six Digits Are Obviously Better Than Five

DARPA mind-controlled arm brings hope to the disabled

DARPA Prosthetic Arm main 544px
(image credit: John Hopkins)

the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s (DARPA) mind-controlled prosthetic arm could be available in the market in four or five years time. in line with the recently-announced priority review program for breakthrough medical devices in order to get innovative and lifesaving treatment to the market faster, the DARPA’s mind-controlled will be first to be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Continue reading DARPA mind-controlled arm brings hope to the disabled