Study Finds Load Impacts Amputees, Prosthesis

Study Finds Load Impacts Amputees, Prosthesis

Research at the University of North Carolina shows lower-limb amputees could benefit from load-adaptive wearable robotics. While multiple studies examine the ways powered devices help amputees walk on level ground, few delve into the effects of real-world challenges...
Companies Collaborate to Prevent Falls

Companies Collaborate to Prevent Falls

Many of us have experience with an older relative who wants to remain independent for as long as possible, but who we fear may injure themselves if left alone. One key to helping older Americans live longer, healthier, and more independent lives is fall prevention and...
Smartphone Study Discovers Obesity Factors

Smartphone Study Discovers Obesity Factors

Body weight is a very personal thing. Some people want to weigh less, and others want to weigh more. In general, however, most people want to lose weight; many countries have populations that on average are overweight. There can be additional healthcare expenses and...