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The new surgical robotics system includes an exoskeleton that fits over a surgeon's hands, smart glasses and haptic feedback on the surgeon's fingers.
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5-Year-Old Throws Out 1st Pitch With 3D Printed Robotic Hand
By Steve Crowe · 18 August, 2015 • Hailey Dawson, born with a rare congenital disease that affected the growth of her right hand, receives a custom Baltimore Orioles-themed prosthetic hand to throw out the first pitch at Camden Yards.
Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegic Defy All Odds
By RT Staff · 28 July, 2015 • Robbie Drescher became a paraplegic at 14 when he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome. He was told he'd never walk again, but he's defying the odds thanks to an exoskeleton from ReWalk Robotics.
ReWalk Robotics Exoskeleton Helps NH Man Walk Again
By RT Staff · 24 July, 2015 • Corey Cook was left paralyzed from the chest down after a diving accident three years ago. Now, with the help of a ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton, Cook can walk again. Cook also is the first patient to have the $70,000 exoskeleton completely covered by private, commercial insurance.
Honda Walking Assist Device Going on Sale
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Honda's Walking Assist Device features two lightweight motors that help lift the leg at the thigh as it moves forward and backward. It measures the walking patterns and training status of each user on a tablet, creating visualizations to assist medical personnel.
ReWalk Personal 6.0 Exoskeleton Offers Fastest Walking Speed
By Steve Crowe · 14 July, 2015 • ReWalk Robotics' Personal 6.0 Exoskeleton is battery-powered system with motors at the hip and knee joints that offers a walking speed up to 1.6 MPH.
Meet the ‘World’s Most Lifelike’ Robot Hand
By Steve Crowe · 22 June, 2015 • The bebionic small myoelectric hand was built using F1 technology. It has 337 mechanical parts, magnets for improved speed and strength, and bubble fingertips for precision in handling objects.
App-Controlled Robot Arm Gives Boy, 9, New Hope
By Steve Crowe · 1 May, 2015 • A young boy often bullied over a disability is given new hope with a robotic arm that can be customized via smartphone.
Paralyzed Man to Walk Marathon with Exoskeleton
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2015 • Nathan Kirwan, paralyzed from the chest down, is taking 55,000 steps over the next five months, with the help of an exoskeleton, to raise money and help Ireland keep its only publicly-available exoskeleton.
Wounded US Soldier Receives 3D Printed Robot Hand
By Steve Crowe · 24 April, 2015 • Taylor Morris, a quadruple amputee who lost his limbs in an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, receives an affordable 3D printed robotic hand.
Watch: Boy Surprised with Blue Man Group Robot Arm
By Steve Crowe · 21 April, 2015 • Twelve-year-old Wyatt Farlardeau received the surprise of a lifetime when his favorite music group, Blue Man Group, presented him with a custom 3D printed robotic arm.
How a Robot Glove Helps Stroke Victims
By Steve Crowe · 7 April, 2015 • Stroke survivors may soon be able to improve their rehab success at home with the SCRIPT robot glove that allows therapists to remotely treat patients.
Exoskeleton Boots Make Walking Easier for Stroke Victims
By Steve Crowe · 6 April, 2015 • A new unpowered exoskeleton boot makes walking more efficient, by engaging a spring in parallel with the Achilles tendon.
Model Dazzles with Crystal-Studded Robot Hand
By Open Bionics · 20 March, 2015 • Open Bionics 3D printed a custom robot hand studded with Swarovski crystals for Grace Mandeville, who donned the prosthetic at London’s Wearable Tech Show.
Tony Stark Delivers Working Iron Man Robot Arm to 7-Year-Old Boy
By Steve Crowe · 13 March, 2015 • Seven-year-old Alex, a huge Iron Man fan, was born with a partially developed right arm. Well, his favorite superhero showed up to give him a working Iron Man bionic limb.
You Can Buy This $1 Million Shooting Robot on Amazon
By Steve Crowe · 20 January, 2015 • Kuratas is a $1 million mech suit with a BB Gatling gun that fires off 6,000 rounds per minute. It takes cues from your facial expressions and fires off the Gatling gun when you smile at it.

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