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Exoskeleton for children: designed to grow as child grows

Photo: child models early-version prototype exoskeleton [21/08/2015] A University of Houston engineer has received funding to create a pediatric exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal cord injuries and other mobility disorders walk.Exoskeleton for children: designed to grow as child grows - Read more

Many seniors overestimate their mobility

Photo: Woman with walking aid [17/08/2015] Many seniors who visit emergency departments require more assistance with physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on. Many seniors overestimate their mobility - Read more

Soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation

Photo: Two men testing the glove [12/08/2015] Initial rehabilitation therapy for many stroke victims may focus on regaining the ability to walk. But when hands also are affected, therapy focused only on the legs can leave hand muscles contracted. A new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient's hand may bring stroke victims relief in a lightweight device that is less expensive and more pliant than current exoskeleton technology. Soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation - Read more

A cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee

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Graphic: Function a prosthetic knee with springs and dampers [05/08/2015] In the last two decades, prosthetic limb technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the most advanced prostheses incorporate microprocessors that work with onboard gyroscopes, accelerometers, and hydraulics to enable a person to walk with a normal gait. Such top-of-the-line prosthetics can cost more than $50,000.A cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee - Read more

"Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair"

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Photo: Nicole Seifert [23/07/2015] Whether it’s a wheelchair or a walker – for people with disabilities, it is crucial to control their own mobility in a competent and safe manner. Yet not everyone truly feels confident in every situation with these assistive devices. That’s why REHACARE.com spoke with Nicole Seifert about ways to foster more trust in yourself and others."Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair" - Read more

Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking

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Photo: Man using the measuring device [17/07/2015] A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes.Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking - Read more

Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy

Photo: A participant sits during the brain polyphony demo [15/07/2015] Scientists of the University of Barcelona developed a device that produces sounds from brain signals. Its ultimate goal is to develop an alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy to allow them to communicate – and more specifically in this pilot phase, to communicate their emotions.Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy - Read more

Seeing the world through assistive glasses

Photo: ADAMAAS glasses being used [03/07/2015] A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive and intuitive support in everyday situations.Seeing the world through assistive glasses - Read more

Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts

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Photo: Roboter with picture of a patient on it [01/07/2015] Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people. This technology has shown that it works well and is easy to use.Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts - Read more

Smart insulin patch might help diabetes patients

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Photo: Insulin patch [24/06/2015] Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed. Smart insulin patch might help diabetes patients - Read more

 
 

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