Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

This undated handout photo provided by the Shepherd Center shows Jason DiSanto, left, receiving a tongue piercing at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. The Tongue Drive System was developed at Georgia Tech and tested at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Georgia Tech, Gary Meek)

Tongue pierce lets the paralyzed drive wheelchairs

WASHINGTON (AP) – An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud […]

11/27/2013

Michael Gore, paralyzed from a spinal injury, walking with the use of Indego wearable robot. (AP Photo)

Wearable robots getting lighter, more portable

CHICAGO (AP) — When Michael Gore stands, it’s a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to […]

05/09/2013

Man climbs Chicago skyscraper with bionic leg

CHICAGO (AP) — The metal on Zac Vawter bionic leg gleamed as he climbed 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb. […]

11/04/2012

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