Article - 19 Jun 2001
A new physical state for polymers has been developed, such that polymers have a controlled elastic modulus and refractive index gradients through them. Potential applications include gaskets and...
Article - 16 Mar 2001
The design of a prosthetic leg for an athlete is a complex one, many materials such as polypropylene, silicone, titanium and carbon fibre composites are used, while the design must take into account a...
Article - 11 Jan 2003
Titanium alloys are suited to use in both surgical tools and implants. Material properties that contribute to the suitability, alloys that are used and appplications such as bone and joint...
News - 25 Sep 2008
A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will receive $1 million in federal and state grants to advance the critical development of neuroprosthetics—next-generation...
Article - 15 Jun 2020
Recent creation of a cartilage using liquid crystal elastomers (LCE), offers potential for repairing limbs using 3D printing technology.
News - 11 Jun 2021
Researchers from the University of Nottingham have used a new 3D printing process to customize artificial body parts and other medical instruments with integrated functions. These functions...
News - 30 Nov 2020
A material that mimics human skin in -strength, stretchability and sensitivity could be used to collect biological data in real time. Electronic skin, or e-skin, may play an important role in...
News - 7 Mar 2008
In the United States, a typical prosthetics specialist who fits artificial legs for amputees might handle 15 or 20 such patients a year, fitting them with custom-built legs that can cost upward of...
News - 27 Mar 2015
Walter Voit, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) along with co-researchers has successfully incorporated carbon nanotubes and “buckyball” clusters in PVDF material to...
News - 13 Sep 2010
Berkeley – Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day give new meaning to the...