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Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

July 11, 2014 9:07 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, has launched the FreeRunner knee brace with new innovations to help people, particularly runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles...

Next Generation Crutch Exhibited at White House Maker Faire

July 9, 2014 11:19 am | by Better Walk | News | Comments

Better Walk was selected to participate in the first ever White House Maker Faire. This event featured over 100 Makers from more than 25 states and included more than 30 exhibits. At the event, Better Walk CEO, Partha Unnava, was chosen to...

The Robotic Exoskeleton Helping People Walk Again

July 7, 2014 3:55 pm | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

ReWalk Robotics CEO Larry Jasinski explains how the company's robotic system is helping people walk again. He speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."                

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Eye-Tracking Wheelchair Helps the Severely Disabled Steer New Course

July 7, 2014 3:42 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Scientists in London have developed an algorithm-based decoder system that enables wheelchair users to move around simply by looking to where they wish to travel. The researchers at Imperial College London say the system is inexpensive and...

Blind Lead the Way in Brave New World of Tactile Technology

July 2, 2014 8:12 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your iPad mini Retina display, because that's where tactile technology is headed. But you'll need more than just an index finger to feel your way around. New research...

Tourniquets Make Comeback with American Police

July 1, 2014 9:45 am | by Ramit Plushnick-masti, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart, and cardiac arrest was just...

Device Aims to Improve Posture and Prevent Back Pain

June 30, 2014 3:32 pm | by UpRight | Videos | Comments

UpRight is a wearable device that passively improves your posture, so you can both prevent future back pain and feel and look more successful.                 

Researchers Develop App Focused on Making Obese Adults Less Sedentary

June 27, 2014 2:20 pm | by Lifespan | News | Comments

Even individuals who exercise a lot can be at risk for health problems if they also spend a lot of time in sedentary behaviors, such as sitting. More sedentary time, regardless of physical activity levels, is associated with greater risk for...

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ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton System Approved by FDA for Home Use

June 27, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered...

Dr. Andrews’ App Aims to Reduce Future Tommy John Surgeries

June 27, 2014 8:58 am | by Abracadabra Health | News | Comments

Throw Like a Pro, an application that helps baseball players reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries, is available for download on the App Store. The app provides knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s... 

Space-Tested Robot Inspires Medicine

June 26, 2014 2:41 pm | by Melissa Gaskill, NASA | News | Comments

Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand – literally – thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space. Robonaut, a human-like robot designed by NASA...

Two Pyng Medical Devices Named Top Hot Products of 2014 by JEMS

June 26, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pyng Medical Corp., an award-winning developer of trauma and resuscitation products for emergency, combat and critical care personnel, announces that its new FASTResponder Sternal IO and T-PODResponder Pelvic Stabilization Device were both...

Space Station Top Results for Biotechnology and Health Announced

June 18, 2014 4:23 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

From creating better vaccines, to helping the elderly, to inspiring students, the International Space Station creates a versatile research environment to study science, education and health -- and to learn from them in ways that lead to life...

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Leatt Corporation Introduces Watershed Knee Brace

June 17, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leatt Corporation, a developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, including the award winning Leatt-Brace, announced today that its new 3-point...

Photos of the Day: Walking Smarter

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

The SmartGait is designed as a tool to aid health care officials in assessing a person's risk of falling and identifying ways to avoid injury. It captures the gait length - the distance from the tip of the front foot to the tip of the back...

Smartphone Adapted to Measure Person's Gait, Reduce Falls

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have shown how to modify a smartphone so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease.The innovation, being...

Rehab Helps Paralyzed Rats Learn to Grip Again

June 12, 2014 4:42 pm | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

After a large stroke, motor skills barely improve, even with rehabilitation. An experiment conducted on rats demonstrates that a course of therapy combining the stimulation of nerve fiber growth with drugs and motor training can be successful. The key, however, is the correct sequence: Paralyzed animals only ...

Clinical Trial Tests Possible Benefits of Brain Stimulation on Hand and Arm Movement Following Stroke

June 5, 2014 11:41 am | by Shepherd Center | News | Comments

Researchers at Shepherd Center are studying whether stimulating the brain before rehabilitation could yield greater gains in motor function for people recovering from stroke. Shepherd Center is one of 12 U.S. centers participating in a... 

Grant Awarded for Next Generation Condoms

June 4, 2014 3:55 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has received Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding to help develop a Next Generation Condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake...

FDA Clears Relaxis, First Device for Restless Leg Syndrome

June 3, 2014 10:18 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted commercial clearance for Relaxis, the first non-pharmacological approach to help improve the quality of sleep in patients with primary Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), it was announced...

Meet Three Medical Design Excellence Award Finalists

May 29, 2014 4:28 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

What do an inexpensive HIV test, a robot that connects doctors to remote patients, and a vest used to help relieve anxiety, have in common? They are just three of the 50+ product finalists being recognized at this year's Medical Design... 

Photos of the Day: Putting Your Best Shoe Forward...in Space

May 29, 2014 10:43 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

To reduce the loss of bone and skeletal muscle strength experienced by astronauts during long duration spaceflight, NASA developed the ARED. The device provides crew members with the ability to perform weight-bearing exercises in space by...

May the Force (Shoes) Be with You

May 29, 2014 10:42 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Maintaining astronaut bone and muscle health in microgravity is an ongoing concern for NASA, and now the agency is "forcing" the issue with a new investigation. On May 29, 2014, NASA will fly the ForceShoe, designed by XSENS, to the...  

Robotic Arm Responds to Brain Waves

May 16, 2014 12:19 pm | by University of Toronto | Videos | Comments

University of Toronto student Ryan Mintz and his team have created a robotic arm that responds to brain waves captured with their headset. They hope to one day create robotic limbs or prosthetics that the wearer can control with their thoughts...

Hope for Paraplegic Patients

May 16, 2014 10:26 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

People with severe injuries to their spinal cord currently have no prospect of recovery and remain confined to their wheelchairs. Now, all that could change with a new treatment that stimulates the spinal cord using electric impulses. The...

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