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Getting dressed with help from robots

Basic safety needs in the paleolithic era have largely evolved with the onset of the industrial and cognitive revolutions. We interact a little less with raw materials, and interface a little more with machines. MIT CSAIL Rachel … READ MORE

Evolving business models in orthotics

Nancy Schneider, Braceworks Custom Orthotics, Calgary. This submission provides an important historical context for understanding the current challenge facing the Orthotic and Prosthetic community in Alberta including Alberta Aids to … READ MORE

A data treasure for gait analysis

One of the biggest data records for automated gait analysis worldwide openly accessible. The St. Pölten UAS and the Austrian general accident insurance institution AUVA have made one of the biggest data records for automated gait … READ MORE

Personalized CMT braces

Personalized CMT braces make Julie stronger! Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, or CMT, is a disorder that affects the sensory and motor nerves in the arms, hands, feet, and legs. Find out about how orthopedic specialists were able to … READ MORE

Bill C-81: What’s next?

On June 20, 2018, the Government introduced Bill C-81, an Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada (the Accessible Canada Act) in Parliament. The Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, and came into force on July 11, … READ MORE

Long-term risks of joint implants

Metals from implants can accumulate in bone tissue. Using highly complex analytical techniques, a group of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to observe in detail how different metals are released from … READ MORE
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