Advances in technology mean it’s now possible to 3D print everything from prosthetic limbs to skin, bones and organs.
Who should be legally responsible when 3D printed devices fail? Proposed changes to the Therapeutic Goods Administration's regulatory framework have the potential to settle that question.
Should disabled competitors be judged on the same criteria as their able-bodied rivals when it comes to dance competitions?
Surgeons at the University of Saskatchewan use a 3D printed human brain to plan complex neurosurgical procedures for patients with movement disorders.
From cheap prosthetic arms for landmine victims in Sudan to the promise of surgery on astronauts in space — 3D printing is sparking a healthcare revolution.
The quest for technology to be the salvation of humankind neglects to consider some darker truths that lead to dystopia.
Mia Woodruff at the November 2016 launch of the Herston Biofabrication Institute, a collaboration between QUT and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service.
What if one of the most essential items in the hospital of the future is a 3D printer?
The future soldier may be enhanced.
Armed forces around the world are exploring technological and biological enhancements to their soldiers. But this raises a number of serious ethical concerns, before, during and after conflict.
Programmable materials that can change shape could have all manner of potential uses.
Technology makes an impact on various events, but the key is to let the athlete’s ability shine through.
Technology has had a particularly visible impact on the Paralympics. But the the most important thing is to let the athlete's ability come to the fore.
The best prosthetics feel more like the real thing.
A tool in place of your arm or a stereo for your leg? How our attitudes towards human enhancement have changed.
Groundbreaking new technologies are finally leaving the lab.
Alessandro Della Bella/ETH Zurich
After the Olympics and the Paralympics come the Cyberolympics – bionic men and women are coming to competitive sports.
Biofabrication takes place at the intersection of biology and technology.
At the nexus of medical science, engineering, computer science and 3D printing is the biofabricator, a new career for the 21st century.
“Give me some skin! No, really.”
Once a topic explored exclusively in science fiction, the notion of restoring sensory feelings to humans and to machines is now approaching reality. Scientists around the world are developing artificial…
Our ability to grasp and manipulate objects relies on feedback from our sense of touch. Without these signals from the hand, we would have trouble performing even the most basic activities of daily living…
New research could restore feeling to prosthetic limbs.
A method for restoring feeling and action to amputees and others who have lost their sense of touch has been established…
Haptic devices - objects that stimulate the sense of touch - should be used as early as possible by people with visual prosthetics…
A synthetic material both sensitive to touch and able to heal itself quickly has been created for the first time. Engineers…
Oilveira’s come-from-behind victory raises questions about the advantages provided by prosthetic legs.
In a major upset, Alan Oliveira of Brazil beat Oscar Pistorius to win an extraordinary T43/44 200 metre race today. But did Oliveira have an unfair advantage? The 20-year-old Brazilian finished ahead of…
Artificial leg wearers tend to fare better than “wheelchair-bound” athletes in the media.
We all know the media is influential. We also know the media’s portrayal of disability issues and disabled people is uneven. Such biases are also evident in the portrayal of the technology employed by…
Prosthetic limbs could soon connect with patients’ nerves, allowing increased agility and even restoring a basic sense of…