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We’re not getting Luke Skywalker’s prosthetics any time soon

Text to Speech DemoIn 1937, robot hobbyist “Bill” Griffith P. Taylor of Toronto invented the world’s first industrial robot. It was a crude machine, dubbed the Robot Gargantua by its creator. The crane-like device was powered by a single electric … Continue reading

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Todd Kuiken: A prosthetic arm that feels | Video on TED.com

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechPhysiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that [feels]  connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling. Todd Kuiken is a doctor and engineer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He builds … Continue reading

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3D Printing a Prosthetic Hand | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech 3D Printing a Prosthetic Hand | Jeff Powell, a senior in biomedical engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently applied that interest to help 7-year-old Holden Mora of Chapel Hill, who was born without fully formed fingers … Continue reading

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Andiamo: 3D Printing

http://www.ispeech.org Firstly we write this as parents of a disabled child, our personal experience of his treatments, and what we have learnt. It is the story of parents fighting for their child to get everything he needs. Also it is … Continue reading

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Army amputee completes air assault school – Yahoo! News

korean text to speech Sgt. 1st Class Greg Robinson has become the first amputee to complete Army air assault school, a course so grueling his prosthetic leg broke twice over the 10 days spent rappelling down ropes, navigating obstacle courses … Continue reading

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Dignity Cannot Wait for Better Times

http://www.ispeech.orgAlberto Cairo’s clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why — and how he found humanity and dignity … Continue reading

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