Technology Helps Paralyzed Rats Walk

Technology Helps Paralyzed Rats Walk

Researchers at Swiss Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have been working on developing new ways to help paralyzed patients walk again. Humans who have been paralyzed for a long tome have been able to move their legs in response to electrical stimulation...
Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

According to Kinesis Health Technologies, about 30% of all elderly individuals 65 and older suffer at least one fall every year. In long-term care facilities, the risk of a fall can be as high as 50%. Many of these falls result in injury, and often require...
Exoskeleton Receives FDA Approval

Exoskeleton Receives FDA Approval

  Admit it; you were impressed when Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) strapped into the mechanical exoskeleton to do battle with the monster in “Alien.” Wouldn’t it be amazing if that technology was available in the real world? Now it is. This...
Electric Boots Are Made for Walking

Electric Boots Are Made for Walking

Forgive the mash-up of Elton John and Nancy Sinatra in the headline, but that more or less tells the story of RocketSkates, a new product under development by Acton. They come in three different models that differ mainly in their range and run-time on a single charge;...