Walk Like You Used To

Walk Like You Used To

Progressive neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often rob patients of muscular control early on and get progressively worse, while spinal cord injury can halt mobility immediately. The loss of functional...
Workers Compensation Claims with Wearables

Workers Compensation Claims with Wearables

Wearable technology innovations are being integrated in care of critical injuries. According to One Call Care Management, wearable technology has the potential to impact claims costs, improve quality of life for seriously injured workers, and enhance workplace...
Magic 3D Printed Exoskeleton for Kids [video]

Magic 3D Printed Exoskeleton for Kids [video]

More than 50,000 children in the U.S. and more than 500,000 worldwide suffer from illness or conditions that weakens their muscles to the point that they they are unable to use their arms. Many tasks that we take for granted in a toddler — feeding themselves,...
Robotic Arm Controlled by Thoughts [video]

Robotic Arm Controlled by Thoughts [video]

When patients suffer a spinal cord injury, they often become paralyzed as their brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles in their body. Robotics hold the promise of replacing the functions of a person’s limbs, but the problem of controlling...
Knee Brace Harvests Energy [video]

Knee Brace Harvests Energy [video]

  We have covered exoskeletons here before; typically, these strap-on devices help paralyzed people walk on their own. A group of students at Rice University are working on a device that doesn’t provide power to the wearer, but instead harvests energy from...