Tag Archives: Biomechanics

How Knee-joint Movements Can Be Used Generate Electricity?

Have you ever thought of making use of the large change in angle by your knee when you walk with a piezoelectric device will convert knee movement into electric current?

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How To Treat Blindness Using a Prosthetic Eye?

A very interesting talk by Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg at TEDMED to create sight in people with certain kinds of blindness: by hooking into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera direct to the brain.

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Use Stanford’s OpenSim Software for Human Motion Simulations

The NIH National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) at Stanford University offers an amazing open-source software for musculoskeletal modeling and dynamic simulations of human body.

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How To Monitor Orthopaedic Implants Wirelessly ?

It has been always difficult to find the details and condition of the orthopedic devices which have been implanted within the subject’s feet, knee, hip, shoulder or elbow. How about Ortho-tagging ?

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The World’s Most Advanced Myoelectric Lower-Extremity Prosthesis

From the CES 2011 in Las Vegas, apart from Dr. Albert’s revolutionary iPhonECG, another technology mesmerized me. Its was the Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne’s Mind-Controlled Robotic Exoskeleton called HAL: Hybrid Assistive Limb. Lets explore this hi-tech prostheses ..

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