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How old-age makeup is designed for movies and TV

Special makeup effects artist Kevin Yagher made Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter look like they were 95-years-old for “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” Yagher created elaborate prosthetic pieces in which he sculpted deep wrinkles and arthritic fingers. While he can usually airbrush on small veins and pores, old skin […]
How old-age makeup is designed for movies and TV
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8 prostheses that are changing lives

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 […]
8 prostheses that are changing lives
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How fake burn wounds are made for movies & TV

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 […]
How fake burn wounds are made for movies & TV
Strategy

2 tech firms are using 3D printing to offer more affordable and efficient healthcare for all, from cheaper prosthetics to better neonatal care

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 […]
2 tech firms are using 3D printing to offer more affordable and efficient healthcare for all, from cheaper prosthetics to better neonatal care
Lifestyle

How the prosthetics from ‘Game Of Thrones’ are made

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 […]
How the prosthetics from ‘Game Of Thrones’ are made
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How fake bodies are made for movies & TV shows

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 […]
How fake bodies are made for movies & TV shows
Tech

A 20-year-old Tesla intern’s team just won $130,000 and a private session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for creating a smarter prosthetic hand

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 […]
A 20-year-old Tesla intern’s team just won $130,000 and a private session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for creating a smarter prosthetic hand
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These custom prostheses give amputees better motor capabilities

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 prostheses give amputees better motor capabilities
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This lifelike robotic arm gets smarter over time

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: […]
This lifelike robotic arm gets smarter over time