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Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

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Photo: Prosthetic limb [23/04/2014] A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world's first prosthetic 'intelligent' liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years.Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees - Read more

AAL: Improving the Human-Robot Connection

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Photo: Woman with robot Charlie [14/04/2014] Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.AAL: Improving the Human-Robot Connection - Read more

Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism

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Photo: Kids with a tablet [26/03/2014] New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software.Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism - Read more

Only One Fifth of People with Hearing Problems Wear a Hearing Aid

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Photo: Hearing aids [19/03/2014] A study by The University of Manchester looked at the habits of 160,000 people in the UK aged 40 to 69 years. It found 10.7 per cent of adults had significant hearing problems when listening to speech in the presence of background noise – but only 2.1 per cent used a hearing aid.Only One Fifth of People with Hearing Problems Wear a Hearing Aid - Read more

Apps: Maybe Helpful Technology for Children with ADHD

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Photo: Boy with a  tablet [12/03/2014] People have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD.Apps: Maybe Helpful Technology for Children with ADHD - Read more

Stimulation Glove for Stroke Patients

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Photo: Stimulation glove [26/02/2014] A team headed by Hubert Dinse and Martin Tegenthoff has successfully treated a number of patients with stroke-related impairments.Stimulation Glove for Stroke Patients - Read more

Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living

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Photo: Sensor box registering falls [17/02/2014] Single seniors lead a risky life: after a fall, they often lie on the floor several hours before their awkward predicament is discovered. A sensor system detects these emergency situations automatically and sends an emergency signal.Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living - Read more

New Chip: Cochlear Implants with no Exterior Hardware

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Photo: Child with magnifying glass [12/02/2014] Researchers at MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL), together with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), have developed a new, low-power signal-processing chip that could lead to a cochlear implant that requires no external hardware. The implant would be wirelessly recharged and would run for about eight hours on each charge.New Chip: Cochlear Implants with no Exterior Hardware - Read more

High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style

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Photo: Man with prosthesis running [10/02/2014] Thanks to advanced technologies, those who wear prosthetic and orthotic devices are now able to break previous activity boundaries. People with amputations now have prosthetic devices that allow them to engage in and function more effectively in a wider range of daily activities, exercise, sports, and even extreme sports, such as long-distance snowshoeing and ice climbing.High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style - Read more

Prostheses with Sensory Feedback

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Photo: Man grasps at a mandarin orange with his artificial hand [07/02/2014] An artificial limb that enables amputees to grasp at an object and feel it as though they were using their real hand: Thanks to Freiburg microsystems engineer Thomas Stieglitz and the international research group participating in the project LifeHand2, this has now become a reality.Prostheses with Sensory Feedback - Read more

 
 

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