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Meet the Humanoid Robot Reducing Football Concussions
Dartmouth football is using the autonomous Mobile Virtual Player during practice to reduce injuries and simulate realistic game scenarios.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
How Baxter the Robot Can Help Blind People Navigate
For people with sight, the necessary tasks associated with urban living – crossing the street, sorting bus tickets or finding a store – are accomplished without a second thought. Innovations using collaborative robots can make these tasks just as easy for the blind population.
Health & Sports
Surgical Robot Performs Historic Kidney Transplant
A sister-to-sister kidney transplant in France is the first to combine robotics, vaginal access and the donated organ's implantation immediately after its removal.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
5-Year-Old Throws Out 1st Pitch With 3D Printed Robotic Hand
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.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Windows 10 Robot Air Hockey a Nice Addition to Your Man Cave
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core is designed to run on Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max, two tiny computers popular in robots. To show off what it can do, Microsoft built a robot air hockey table.
Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
Watch: Robotic Arm Helps Stroke Patient Recover
The Hocoma ArmeoSpring robotic arm helps patients regain their motor function after a stroke or any neurological injury, helping with tasks like lifting and placing items in a basket. Here's one patient's story.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegic Defy All Odds
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.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical Robots
ReWalk Robotics Exoskeleton Helps NH Man Walk Again
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.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical Robots
How the Argus II Bionic Eye Restored a Man’s Vision
The Argus II bionic eye partially corrected the central vision in an 80-year-old British man who suffers from age-related macular degeneration. Doctors say this could mark the beginning of a new era for patients with sight loss.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Honda Walking Assist Device Going on Sale
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.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
ReWalk Personal 6.0 Exoskeleton Offers Fastest Walking Speed
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.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
On the Road Again: hitchBOT Hitchhikes Across America
“There’s this issue of trust in popular media where we see a lot of dystopian visions of a future with robots that have gone rogue or out of control. In this case, we’ve designed something that actually needs human empathy to accomplish its goals.”
Household · Personal Robots · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Meet the ‘World’s Most Lifelike’ Robot Hand
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.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Origami Robot Self-folds, Walks, Completes Tasks
MIT's Untethered Miniature Origami Robot could have a variety of medical uses when introduced inside of a human body, potentially zapping cancer cells or unclogging arteries.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Science & Technology
Rani Robotic Pill Could Replace Injected Medicines
The Rani robotic pill is swallowed like a normal pill and contains tiny needles made of sugar that push into the walls of your intestines and inject medication.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots

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