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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.

Features: Medical
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medtech companies.
Features: Medical
Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness, affecting 80 million patients globally, including 3 million patients in the U.S.
R&D: Medical
Using an office-based human-sized version of this non-invasive device, it may prove possible to cure Alzheimer’s by delivering drugs and genes to specified tracts in the brain under real-time imaging guidance.
R&D: Medical
The sensors have already been used to monitor the curvature of structures and robotic arms. But measuring both the magnitude and direction of the spine’s curvature presents an additional challenge.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electrode can be worn comfortably and stable for up to four weeks, without the potential need for any medical personnel to intervene to maintain it.
R&D: Motion Control
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
Briefs: Design
UC San Diego Health is the first hospital system in San Diego to offer a new, highly targeted, and precisely placed radiation therapy that delays tumor regrowth while protecting healthy tissue in patients with brain cancer.
Features: Medical
Minnesota is home to Medical Alley and the area is poised to transform healthcare with its combination of institutions and talent in one region.
Briefs: Medical

Mechanical engineers have built a handy extra limb able to grasp objects and go, powered only by compressed air. It’s one of several ideas the engineers at Rice University’s...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Working closely with users and therapists, researchers have developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

Briefs: Medical

After a stroke, patients may lose feeling in an arm or experience weakness and reduced movement that limits their ability to complete basic daily activities....

INSIDER: Medical

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users...

News: Medical

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The...

News: Medical

Researchers at Northwestern and George Washington (GW) universities have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker – a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing...

INSIDER: Medical

A team of has demonstrated how adding brain stimulation evokes tactile sensations that make it easier for the operator to manipulate a brain-controlled robotic arm. In their experiment,...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
INSIDER: Medical

A noninvasive, wearable, magnetic brain stimulation device could improve motor function in stroke patients. In an initial clinical trial of 30 chronic ischemic...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a soft, flexible artificial skin made of silicone and electrodes. The skin’s system of soft sensors and actuators enable the artificial skin to conform to the exact...

INSIDER: Medical

A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Since patients are often disappointed in their progress...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Robotic Cane Improves Walking Stability

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, Columbia Engineering researchers have created a robotic device that provides "light-touch" assistance to the elderly or people with impaired mobility.

Briefs: Medical

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...

INSIDER: Medical

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...

INSIDER: Medical

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...

Supplements: Medical
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Supplements: Medical
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Global Innovations: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
South Ural State University
Chelyabinsk, Russia
www.susu.ru/en

Anew device developed at South Ural State University is unlike analogous devices in that it involves all joints of a...

INSIDER: Medical

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

INSIDER: Medical

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...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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