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Prosthetic arms inspired by video game world of Deus Ex


Square Enix and Eidos-MontrΓ©al have teamed up with Open Bionics, a specialist in low-cost prosthetics, to develop new designs based on the world of Deus Ex. The franchise delves deep into a possible future where human augmentation is commonplace, changing society and warfare in equal measure.

The prosthesis is reported to perform admirably, weighing in at less than 3 lb and supporting weights up to 250 lb

Prosthesis allows amputees to walk in heels


A project from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University is providing a prosthesis to help women with lower limb amputations to walk in high heels. It’s an effort that could have a huge positive impact on people’s’ lives, from female veterans to the fashion conscious.

When coupled with an EEG headset, the assistive communication app :prose can allow users to "speak their minds"

Thought-reading headset lets users speak their mind


By combining a wireless connected EEG headset from Emotiv and an assistive communication app, California-based Smartstones is bringing the power of speech to those who have difficulty communicating verbally. The “think to speak” technology works by reading the brainwaves of the user and expressing them as phrases spoken through the app.

The GO wheelchair features made-to-measure 3D-printed seat and foot bay, and will launch during the Clerkenwell Design Week later this month

World’s first consumer 3D-printed wheelchair set to launch in London


Layer Design’s new product takes 3D printing’s unique ability to quickly provide tailored products and uses it to build a custom wheelchair with an attractive design. The design of the product, known as the GO wheelchair, is the result of research conducted with dozens of wheelchair users, as well as medical professionals, over a six-month period of information gathering.