Prosthetic companies often use a combination of technology and user customisation to create an optimal fit for wearers. Prosthetics have gone beyond helping humans – animals can benefit from them, too. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. 8 prostheses that are changing […]
Ben Bornstein is a special makeup effects artist known for, among other things, creating convincing fake burn wounds on TV shows like “Gotham” and “Blindspot.” Methods for creating fake burn wounds include tattoos, lining someone’s arms and legs with burnt plastic sheets, and handcrafted prosthetic pieces. Covering an actor with […]
A UK startup called Open Bionics has changed the life of an 11-year-old double amputee from Tallahassee, Florida, by making her a prosthetic arm that allows her to finally “bend her fingers and pick things up.” A bonus for the “Star Wars” fan is that her new arm resembles Luke […]
3D printing has the ability to turn the manufacturing and healthcare worlds on their heads. Companies pioneering 3D printing in medicine say that it saves significant time and money compared to traditional ways of making life-changing devices. For example, Colorado-based Toughware Prosthetics, which has been creating affordable and accessible prosthetics […]
Emmy-winning prosthetics designer Barrie Gower gave us a tour of his workshop BGFX just outside of London The team here worked on season 4-8 of the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”, as well as feature films and TV shows. We learned how the Night King makeup is made, as […]
Prop house Dapper Cadaver in Los Angeles specialises in “death-related” props. They taught us how they make fake bodies, which have appeared in many TV shows and movies like “The Revenant.” These bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and some are even durable enough to withstand the impact of […]
A group of amputee-athletes successfully climbed Cotopaxi, one of South America’s toughest peaks. They’re part of the Range of Motion Project, a nonprofit that helps amputees climb mountains around the world. The nonprofit is hoping to raise $US100,000 to provide 100 prosthetic limbs to those need. On Saturday, a group […]
SmartARM, founded by two 20-year-old college students, just won Microsoft’s 2018 Imagine Cup. The prize includes $US130,000 in cash and Microsoft Azure cloud credit – plus a one-on-one advice session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. SmartARM cofounder Hamayal Choudhry is an intern at Tesla, in addition to his studies. The […]
Naked Prosthetics are custom designed for those with finger loss. They improve the overall grip, articulation, strength, and protection while improving the extension of the natural fingers. Following is a transcript of the video. These prostheses help give amputees motor function and protection. They are custom-made by Naked Prosthetics.These prosthetics […]
These custom prosthetics are made by hand and take days to complete. Dianceht offers a range of prosthetics from fingers and ears to full arms. Each prosthesis is hand-made and takes days to complete. Dianceht is a prosthetics company based in Guadalajara, Mexico. They make a range of incredibly realistic […]
Easton LaChappelle, CEO of advanced prosthetics company Unlimited Tomorrow, talks about the updates to the company’s prosthetic arm that utilises artificial intelligence. Following is a transcript of the video. Steve Kovach: Luke Skywalker gets his arm cut off and he, you don’t even notice it’s a fake hand. Easton LaChappelle: […]
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Easton LaChappelle created his first robotic arm at the age of fourteen. Now he runs his own prosthetics company, Unlimited Tomorrow.