The Pulse: Connecting Your Nervous System to Robotic Legs

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:35am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This week on The Pulse, we are designing prosthetics for charity, measuring helmet impacts with foam, delivering drugs on demand, and linking robotic legs to your nervous system. This episode features:

Boston Bombing Victims Get Prosthetics - A Massachusetts prosthetics company is utilizing their year of experience to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing get back up on their feet.

'Smart Foam' Measures Helmet Impact - More than 1.6 million sports related concussions happen every year, so to address this concern, one BYU student has developed a new ‘smart foam’ to measure impact events.

On-Demand Drug Delivery - Scientist have developed a new gel that releases anti-inflammatory medicine when compressed. This new material would deliver medications to patients when and where they need it most.

Walking in Stride Using Robotic Legs Linked to Nervous System - Vanderbilt has published a new paper detailing the integration of robotic limbs with the human neural control systems to emulate the full biomechanical functionality of a healthy limb.






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