New robotic and bionic prosthetics : a revolution in the medical field ?

Michael Goldfarb, professor at Vanderbilt University, has designed a prosthetic ankle that perfectly mimics the movement of a human ankle. Will new technologies, including 3D-printing, allow faster innovation in the prosthetics research ? The key difference between Goldfarb’s device and conventional prosthetics is that Goldfarb’s design is robotic, which allows it to adapt to the… Read More

AlterEgo, MIT’s vocal assistant project, only listens to your inner voice

Using a vocal assistant, such as Siri for example, can quickly become uncomfortable for some people who do not really want to be seen talking to their phones in public. Some MIT students created AlterEgo, a vocal assistant listening to its users’ inner voice. Thanks to these MIT students, talking to your vocal assistant on… Read More