For a month, Pierpaolo Petruzziello’s amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the arm with his thoughts. Rossella Lorenzi talks to him about the bionic experiment.
Nearly 5 million Americans live with failing hearts, and that number keeps going up each year. Since the numbers of donations available are lesser than the number of hearts required, engineers had to come up with alternative technologies.
ScienceDaily (2009-09-24) — MIT engineers have designed a retinal implant for people who have lost their vision from retinitis pigmentosa or age-related macular degeneration, two of the leading causes of blindness. The retinal prosthesis would help restore some vision by electrically stimulating the nerve cells that normally carry visual input from the retina to the