Levels of physical inactivity and obesity are very high in children, with fewer than 50% of primary school-aged boys and fewer than 28% of girls meeting the minimum levels of physical activity required to maintain health. Exergaming, using active console video games that track player movement to control the game (e.g., Xbox-Kinect, Wii), has become popular, and may provide an alternative form of exercise to counteract sedentary behaviors.
When Michael Gore stands, it's a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2-inches and walks across the room with help from a lightweight wearable robot.
A team of researchers led by a Boston University Biomedical Engineer has developed a new joint lubricant that could bring longer lasting relief to millions of osteoarthritis sufferers. The new synthetic polymer supplements synovial fluid, the natural lubricant in joints, and works better than comparable treatments currently available.
The American Association for Homecare ( AAHomecare ) and the National Association of Independent Medical Equipment Suppliers ( NAIMES ) have reached an agreement to merge their organizations. The combined Association will maintain the AAHomecare name and continue to do business at 1707 L Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, D.C. , 20036.
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare patients are one step closer to ensuring continued access to much-needed home medical equipment thanks to the bipartisan efforts of Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.) and Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) Late last night, the two...
A new spinal implant developed in Israel, has radically improved the life of at least one patient who, four years ago, believed he would spend his twilight years in constant pain. Seventy-nine-year-old Moshav farmer Yehuda Schwartz suffered from a debilitating back condition common among senior citizens but says, since receiving the implant, he's been given a new lease on life.
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are becoming a global problem for the U.S. armed forces. To prevent injuries to soldiers and provide better care to those who are injured, the U.S. military is striving to better understand how blasts impact the human body.
To study the effects of improvised explosive devices on soldiers and help provide continuing treatment, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) researchers have developed IBESS, a sensor system that measures the physical environment of an explosion and collects data that can correlate what the soldier experienced with long-term outcomes.
Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and SuppliersApril 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry's first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital's existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking...
When it comes to delivering genes to living human tissue, the odds of success come down the molecule. The entire therapy — including the tools used to bring new genetic material into a cell — must have predictable effects.
Henkel Corporation will host the first Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar of 2013 on Tuesday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minn. This comprehensive program will provide design, product and manufacturing engineers with an overall knowledge of adhesive technologies used in the design and assembly of medical devices.
ROCKY HILL, Conn. and WORCESTER, Mass. , April 4, 2013 /- Numotion, formerly ATG Rehab and United Seating & Mobility, announces the acquisition of the complex rehab business of Ultimate Mobility, Inc., a regional provider based in Worcester , MA. With a strong focus on customer service, Ultimate Mobility's staff has forged a strong reputation for compassionate...
Wellsense Announces Study of The Map System Shows Improvement in Care of Hospital-Acquired Pressure UlcersMarch 28, 2013 2:26 pm | by Wellsense | News | Comments
Recent research published in WOUNDS , the most widely read, peer-reviewed journal focusing on wound care and wound research, demonstrates the potential to improve care for patients vulnerable to hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by using Wellsense’s MAPTM System, the first-ever continuous bedside pressure mapping system.
Maddak Inc. Opens Possibilities For Disability Community With Launch Of Morph Wheels, First-Ever Foldable Wheelchair WheelsMarch 15, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maddak Inc., the largest manufacturer of Aids for Daily Living (ADL) products in the United States, today announced the launch of Morph Wheels, the first-ever foldable wheelchair wheels during the Abilities Expo in LA. Originally...
A robot is now being built to help stroke patients with training, motivation, and walking. In Europe, strokes are the most common cause of physical disability among the elderly. This often result in paralysis of one side of the body, and many patients suffer much reduced physical mobility and are often unable to walk on their own.
University of Michigan's Zell Lurie Institute Awards $112,000 to Promising Student Startups in 30th Annual Business Plan Competition and Dare to Dream Grant ProgramFebruary 25, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
Best Business Focus Receives $20,000 for Physical Therapy Device and Application ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of...
MetroStar Home Health COO Asks Congress to Cease Round 2 of The Centers for Medicare Services' Medical Equipment Bidding ProcessFebruary 25, 2013 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Durable Medical Equipment companies across their country join in the effort to protect Medicare Beneficiaries from devastating changes as a result of new Medicare suggested by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Game Ready has announced the launch of a new line of revolutionary wraps designed specifically for patients with amputated limbs. It is the first-ever cold and compression system available for traumatic amputees, which can be used immediately post-op to help speed up the healing process and reduce pain without use of narcotic medications.
Sherrie Glasser-Mayrsohn: Physical Therapy Performed in Intensive Care Units Improves Patient OutcomesFebruary 12, 2013 6:24 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments
NEW YORK , Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Science Daily has recently released an article that explains the value of physical therapy when performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). While the use of physical therapy at such an early stage in a patient's recovery has not always been accepted, the article asserts that researchers from Johns Hopkins have revealed that the ability to reduce...
Awarepoint Launches New Bed & Bay Sensor After Successful Beta Implementation at Christiana Care Health SystemFebruary 5, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Awarepoint Corporation, the largest real-time location system (RTLS) corporation dedicated exclusively to healthcare, announces the launch of its new Bed and Bay Sensor that enables precise tracking of mobile equipment and patient and caregiver interactions in locations with...
Markey Calls for National Task Force to Help Protect Patients from Bed Rail Injury, Strengthen SafetyNovember 30, 2012 3:25 pm | News | Comments
In the wake of a recent review conducted by The New York Times that revealed 550 people have died since 1995 as a result of entrapment in bed rails, including 27 people in 2011, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Consumer Product Safety Commission...
The Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC), was the first event of its kind and remains the predominant choice in the education of orthopaedic device company professionals. Now in its 9th year, the mission of OMTEC remains the same...
Parker Signs Licensing Agreement with Vanderbilt for Exoskeleton Technology and Targets Commercial Launch in 2014November 5, 2012 12:37 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments
Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vanderbilt University for its exoskeleton technology, which allows individuals with severe spinal cord injury to walk and enhances rehabilitation for people who have suffered a stroke.
A device created by leading Israeli/American tactical and rescue gear company Agilite that allows soldiers to carry an injured comrade on their backs has accidentally found an entirely new market sector. Nicknamed the “Human Backpack", the Injured Personnel Carrier or IPC is the brainchild of Israeli/American firm Agilite.
New Legislation Would Establish Market-Based Pricing in Medicare for Home Medical Equipment and ServicesSeptember 25, 2012 2:11 pm | by PRNewswire-USNewswire | News | Comments
The American Association for Homecare endorses a bill introduced last week in the House of Representatives that would implement market-based pricing for home medical equipment and services such as oxygen therapy, wheelchairs, and other durable medical equipment and services.