mobility

Using Brainpower to Control Paralyzed Limbs

Using Brainpower to Control Paralyzed Limbs

Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois are developing systems to translate brain activity into real time muscle movements. Combining functional electrical stimulation (FES) and a neural implant, the new system could allow people paralyzed because of spinal cord damage ...

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The Ballbot Robot

The Ballbot Robot

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have developed a new robot that balances and moves on a base composes of a single large ball. Called Ballbot, the robot is approximately as tall as a person and looks very ...

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Tweel : The Airless Tire

Tweel : The Airless Tire

Michelin, the world’s largest tire maker, is developing an airless tire named Tweel (a combination of a tire and a wheel). Invented at Michelin’s North American research center in Greenville, S.C, this revolutionary non-pneumatic tire solves the common problem of ...

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