Keyword: Mobility

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Features: Aerospace
Mobility tech also provides help to those with physical or cognitive challenges.
R&D: Medical

A new waterproof motorized wheelchair uses high-pressured air as an energy source instead of heavy batteries and electronics. The chair weighs about 80 lb overall and takes just 10 minutes to...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers from the Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (ARMC), Sheffield, UK, are developing an advanced mobility aid that could change the lives of millions of...

Briefs: Medical

People confined to a wheelchair are still confronted with insurmountable obstacles in everyday life — even in today’s more wheelchair-accessible society. There are often no elevators in a building...

R&D: Medical
‘Smart Bandage’ Detects Bedsores

A new “smart bandage” from engineers at UC Berkeley uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes. The device could potentially be carried by a nurse for spot-checking target areas on a patient, or incorporated into a wound...

R&D: Medical
Studying How Power Prosthetics Fail

While powered lower limb prosthetics can greatly improve the mobility of amputees, errors in the technology can also cause users to stumble or fall, say researchers at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They are examining what happens when these...

News: Medical
Partnering with Co-robots

Most robots today work in manufacturing facilities where, for safety reasons, they are removed from being in close proximity with humans. But, Georgia Tech robotics researchers believe people and robots can accomplish much more as co-robots, which work beside, or cooperatively with, people. This symbiotic relationship...

R&D: Medical

The ankle is a complex joint, supported by muscle, tendon, and bones, and maintaining stability and locomotion. Characterizing how it works, however, is not so straightforward says a group of researchers...

Mission Accomplished: Electronics & Computers

What does it feel like to return to Earth after a long stay in space? Until now, it has been difficult during astronaut training to realistically simulate...

Briefs: Medical

In the field of radiation oncology, the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is capable of delivering high doses of radiation with submillimeter accuracy anywhere...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.