Archived articles


Mechanical engineering
Study links nano and macro aspects of everyday force
Published Jan 25, 2023
Research findings related to friction could improve the design of personal prosthetic devices and sustainable energy systems
Get a grip
Published April 14, 2021
Through neuroimaging, engineers discover that prosthetics that provide haptic sensory feedback lessen the mental energy users expend when using the device
Amputee makes music with Modular Prosthetic Limb
Published March 24, 2021
The milestone demonstrates the functional benefit of the technology for those who have lost limbs, while study findings indicate users gain mastery over the technology the more they use it
Tinkerer, climber, engineer
Published Spring 2021
Alum and inventor Jessamy Taylor loves being outdoors, scaling heights, and solving problems. Among them: a better way to adaptive climb / Johns Hopkins Magazine
To feel again
Published Fall 2018
Electronic skin engineered at Johns Hopkins returns a sense of touch to amputees / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Biomedical engineering
Bringing a human touch to prosthetics
Published June 20, 2018
When layered on top of prosthetic hands, e-dermis device brings back a real sense of touch through the fingertips
Emerging tech
Virtual reality goggles help kids understand prosthetics
Published May 26, 2017
The children of servicemen and women get a crash course in prosthetics in new APL program at Walter Reed medical center
Reclaimed touch
Published Spring 2017
APL is making the next generation of prosthetic limbs that not only act on thought command, but also send signals back to the brain / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Robotic arm sends sensory signals
Published Aug 25, 2016 Video
Scientists pair robotic arm with innovative surgery, develop first prosthetic with a sense of touch
Fashioning a fit for heels
Published May 26, 2016
Student team tackles project that aims to meet demand among growing number of women veteran amputees