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Micro implants could restore standing and walking

December 3, 2019

When Vivian Mushahwar first applied to grad school, she wrote about her idea to fix paralysis by rewiring the spinal…
Toyota launched a new robot to help people with lower limb paralysis

November 30, 2019

You know Toyota from the cars that they are making. But Toyota is much more than just an…
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Toyota Refines Rehabilitation Assist Robot and Launches New Welwalk WW-2000

November 21, 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has announced the launch of its new Welwalk WW-2000, a robot designed to provide…
Walking ability, cognitive function key for people with MS to participate in social life

October 23, 2019

People with multiple sclerosis who can walk at a relatively normal speed and effectively process information are more…
New program aims to level the playing field for youth with disabilities

September 3, 2019

Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Morgan Cathcart said taking part in active play as a part-time wheelchair…
A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility

August 22, 2019

Engineers at Caltech have launched a new research initiative aimed at restoring natural and stable locomotion to individuals…
People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

June 14, 2019

The FREEHAB project will develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices with a view to helping elderly and disabled people…
Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children

April 30, 2019

A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and…
Why exercise is the best tennis elbow treatment—and how to do it right

April 25, 2019

The cure for the repetitive motion injury of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside…
Stanford, Georgia Tech researchers build a glove to treat symptoms of stroke

April 15, 2019

The most obvious sign someone has survived a stroke is usually some trouble speaking or walking. But another…
What types of pain can virtual reality relieve?

April 2, 2019

Pain medicine experts have clarified which types of pain can be best treated by time in virtual reality…
Mobile Cancer Rehab Program Helps Patients Get Stronger

October 31, 2018

The odds were stacked against Michael Champion. The 65-year-old was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a disease that…
Scientists invent an ‘imagination booster’ for post-stroke patients

July 6, 2018

Scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with neurophysiologists from Sechenov institute of…
Inflammation discovery opens window to better rehabilitation possibilities

June 29, 2018

Inflammation plays a key role in improving the ability to relearn motor skills lost as a result of…
Going to the mall is good for your health

May 18, 2018

Rehabilitation professionals would do well to take their patients to the mall. It would help improve their physical…
Most cardiac patients forgo highly beneficial exercise therapy

May 3, 2018

Among more than 230,000 cardiac patients who had sustained a heart attack or undergone one of two common…
Future wearable device could tell how we power human movement

April 26, 2018

For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right…
When small movements make a big difference

February 22, 2018

This is the idea behind a new University of Georgia study that aims to improve muscle quality and…
Robots may help stroke patients to learn to deal with spatial neglect

February 1, 2018

Life of stroke survivors is usually changed forever. They suffer from a variety of different conditions and disability.…
Moving just as important as resting when recovering from a stroke

January 25, 2018

It’s important to rest after a stroke, but people might be surprised to know that once they leave…
Toyota created a robot which will help paralyzed people walk again

April 13, 2017

Toyota is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world. Unsurprisingly, it also branches out into some…
3-D bioprinted human cartilage cells can be implanted

March 23, 2017

Swedish researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live…
Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals developed by scientists

February 8, 2017

Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal…
New virtual reality technology may improve motor skills in damaged limbs

December 15, 2016

Novel training may rehabilitate impaired limbs by allowing healthy limbs to lead ‘by example,’ say Tel Aviv University…
Stimulator bypasses spine injury, helps patients move hands

December 14, 2016

Experimental treatment improves grip, finger motion up to 300 percent in quadriplegics Doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical…
Home-based rehabilitation improves daily life of people with low vision

December 13, 2016

The visual function and daily life of people whose sight can’t be corrected with glasses or contact lenses…
Precise nerve stimulation via electrode implants offers new hope for paralysis patients

November 22, 2016

Patients with spinal cord injuries might one day regain use of paralyzed arms and legs thanks to research…
New insights into cause of phantom limb pain may have therapeutic benefits

November 15, 2016

Phantom limb pain is the pain experienced following loss of a limb, either from injury or amputation. This…
Update: Primates regain control of paralyzed limb

November 10, 2016

Neuroprosthetic interface bridges spinal cord injury a primate with spinal cord injury regained control of its paralyzed leg…
Researchers restore leg movement in primates using wireless neural interface

November 10, 2016

An international team of scientists has used a wireless “brain-spinal interface” to bypass spinal cord injuries in a…
​Kids should be part of treatment for moms fighting substance use

November 3, 2016

Mothers in therapy for drug and alcohol use recover faster if their children take part in their treatment…
Bio-inspired lower-limb ‘wearing robotic exoskeleton’ for human gait rehab

October 28, 2016

Stroke and spinal cord injury rehab may soon be improved by a ‘wearable robotic exoskeleton’ designed by a…
Restoring the sense of touch in amputees using natural signals of the nervous system

October 28, 2016

Research provides blueprint for building neuroprosthetic devices that recreate the sense of touch by directly stimulating the nervous…
Thanks to brain chip, paralyzed man regains realistic touch in the hand

October 13, 2016

A brain implant has restored touch in the hand of a paralyzed man, who described the sensations as…
Soft robots that mimic human muscles

October 12, 2016

An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may…
Study Identifies Risk Factors for Physical Decline Among Survivors of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

October 4, 2016

Findings could lead to improved post-hospital therapy A new study by a team of Johns Hopkins researchers found…
Brain-machine interface triggers recovery for paraplegic patients

August 11, 2016

The Walk Again Project, which researches brain-machine interfaces for paraplegic patients, has released its first clinical report During…
Unlocking the secret to growing new limbs

August 7, 2016

Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory are deciphering the genetic code controlling limb regeneration Many lower organisms retain…
Sprinkling of neural dust opens door to electroceuticals

August 3, 2016

Wireless, implantable sensors the size of a grain of sand could have wide use in body monitoring University…
Implanted neuroprosthesis improves walking ability in stroke patient

May 31, 2016

A surgically implanted neuroprosthesis–programmed to stimulate coordinated activity of hip, knee, and ankle muscles–has led to substantial improvement…
Synergic effects of rehabilitation and intravenous infusion of MSCs after stroke in rats

May 14, 2016

Intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from adult bone marrow improves behavioral function in rat stroke models. Rehabilitation…
Longer, Intense Rehabilitation Boosts Recovery after Brain Injury

February 24, 2016

Cognitive and functional recovery after a stroke or traumatic injury requires intense rehabilitative therapy to help the brain…
Link between intensive post-stroke rehabilitation and recovery demonstrated in rats

February 21, 2016

Each year millions of people worldwide suffer from stroke, which can occur to anyone at any time. While…
Trial suggests changes to improve stroke related rehabilitation research

January 25, 2016

A new University trial suggests that recruitment of stroke patients for specific rehabilitation studies could be increased by…
Innovation + Savvy = Glove That Aids Recovery From Strokes

December 23, 2015

The rehabilitation road back from a stroke or traumatic brain injury can be long and expensive. The exercises…
Patients improve speech by watching 3-D tongue images

November 19, 2015

Findings could be helpful for stroke patients A new study done by University of Texas at Dallas researchers…
Enhancing movement with computational models

October 7, 2015

It’s not every day that graduate students get to test out their research on their advisors. But MIT’s…
MOVER Technology: Improving Therapy for Brain Injury Patients

September 17, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va.—For warfighters recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the benefits of home-based, outpatient physical rehabilitation programs are…
Designing 3-D smiles for cancer survivors

July 23, 2015

Surgeons have traditionally relied on experience and judgment to shape the bones of people requiring jaw reconstruction. Often…
Gaming technology could help amputees learn to walk again

July 15, 2015

The motion capture techniques currently used by the film industry to animate non-human characters, such as Gollum in…
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