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Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

There are a variety of tools and equipment designed to help a patient undergoing rehabilitation. Learn about the treatment tools, patient-monitoring systems, and testing instruments supporting physical therapy today.

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Briefs : IoMT
Headset Controls: Empowering Disabled People with a Software Tool Suite
Headset Controls: Empowering Disabled People with a Software Tool Suite

NOW Technologies is a close-knit, dedicated team of professionals working to help people with disabilities to live an independent life. Based in Budapest, Hungary, and...

Headset Controls: Empowering Disabled People with a Software Tool Suite
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Seeing the World through a Robot’s Eyes
Seeing the World through a Robot’s Eyes

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks...

Seeing the World through a Robot’s Eyes
INSIDER : Medical
Assistive Robot Learns to Help Disabled Eat
Assistive Robot Learns to Help Disabled Eat

About a million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now NIBIB funded engineers have taught a robot the strategies needed to pick up food with a fork and...

Assistive Robot Learns to Help Disabled Eat
Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
See who leads the pack in testing, additive manufacturing, electronics, and more.
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Your guide to today's medical contract manufacturers.
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
INSIDER : Medical
Reinforcement Learning Expedites ‘Tuning’ of Robotic Prosthetics
Reinforcement Learning Expedites ‘Tuning’ of Robotic Prosthetics

An intelligent system for “tuning” powered prosthetic knees allows patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours necessary...

Reinforcement Learning Expedites ‘Tuning’ of Robotic Prosthetics
INSIDER : Medical
Passive Exoskeleton Addresses Existing Limitations
Passive Exoskeleton Addresses Existing Limitations

A novel spinal exoskeleton has undergone a comprehensive evaluation of the newest version. The SPEXOR exoskeleton is designed to prevent low-back pain and support workers with existing...

Passive Exoskeleton Addresses Existing Limitations
INSIDER : Medical
Medical Robotics Market Forecast: $13 Billion by 2022
Medical Robotics Market Forecast: $13 Billion by 2022

The medical robotics market is expected to exceed more than US$13.0 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 21.1 percent. These systems are shifting the design of the surgical suite, changing...

Medical Robotics Market Forecast: $13 Billion by 2022
R&D : Medical
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged
Briefs : Medical
Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices
Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. New research from the BrainGate...

Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices
Products : Medical
Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics
Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics

A smart seat cushion uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair.

Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics
Briefs : Medical
Kit Containing Stem Cells and Cytokines for Use in Attenuating Immune Responses

Stem cells have two distinct characteristics that distinguish them from other cell types. First, they are unspecialized and can self-renew for long periods without significant changes in their general properties. Second, under certain physiologic or experimental...

Products : Materials
Product of the Month: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Advanced Wound Care Products

Vancive Medical Technologies, an Avery Dennison business, Chicago, IL, offers six advanced wound care materials for private labeling by medical...

Product of the Month: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
For social robots to become commonplace in clinical settings, engineers will need to build both technology improvements as well something slightly more complicated: Trust.
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
INSIDER : Medical
3D Printed Device — Game Changer for Spinal Cord Injuries
3D Printed Device — Game Changer for Spinal Cord Injuries

A groundbreaking 3D-printed device could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. A 3D-printed guide, made of silicone, serves as a platform...

3D Printed Device — Game Changer for Spinal Cord Injuries
News : Medical
Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery
Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery

Paralysis of an arm and/or leg is one of the most common effects of a stroke. But thanks to new research, stroke victims may soon be able to recover greater use of their paralyzed limbs. The...

Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, has developed a new suture technology that transitions from round suture to a flat braid center segment and back to round suture. The Force Fiber...

Product of the Month: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
Robotics are increasingly find a role in patient rehabilitation. But are the technologies safe?
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
News : Medical
Lighting the Way for Cancer Treatment
Lighting the Way for Cancer Treatment

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has largely been limited to surface cancers due to its inability to penetrate deeper than a centimeter of tissue. A new approach wirelessly delivers doses of light into deeper...

Lighting the Way for Cancer Treatment
INSIDER : Medical
Personalizing Wearable Devices
Personalizing Wearable Devices

When it comes to soft, assistive devices — like the exosuit being designed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab — the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently and tailoring...

Personalizing Wearable Devices
Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations
Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations

Beyond an ability to merely act, today's medical robotics are increasingly able to sense and “think,” providing for an ever-growing list of...

Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations
Briefs : Medical
Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities
Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities

Nearly four million infants in developing countries die each year within a month of birth due to complications of prematurity, low birth weight,...

Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities
Features : Medical
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
École Polytechnique Fédéral de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the...

Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
News : Medical
New Cardiac Catheter Combines Light and Ultrasound to Measure Plaque
New Cardiac Catheter Combines Light and Ultrasound to Measure Plaque

To win the battle against heart disease, cardiologists need better ways to identify the composition of plaque that is likely to rupture and cause a heart attack....

New Cardiac Catheter Combines Light and Ultrasound to Measure Plaque
News : Medical
New Exoskeletons and Exosuits Standards Group Outlines First Steps

ASTM International’s new committee on exoskeletons and exosuits (F48) held its first meeting Feb. 13–14 in Philadelphia, PA, near the organization’s global headquarters. The need for technical standards has grown alongside the rising use of exoskeletons in manufacturing,...

News : Medical
'Antibiotic-Eluting Resorbable Tubes' Aim to Transform Pediatric Ear Treatment
'Antibiotic-Eluting Resorbable Tubes' Aim to Transform Pediatric Ear Treatment
Tech Briefs spoke with Dr. Lishan Aklog about an innovative pediatric ear treatment: antibiotic-eluting resorbable ear tubes.
'Antibiotic-Eluting Resorbable Tubes' Aim to Transform Pediatric Ear Treatment

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