Hand

Grip aid for daily living with special needs

At last, a simple hygienic way for people with hand problems to hold eating utensils, cups, writing implements, sports equipment, and toys. Adelynn Zeuner holds a fork to eat peaches with the aid of an EazyHold band developed by a … READ MORE

South Health Campus, AHS

Dr. Cheri Nijssen-Jordan in the pediatric unit at the South Health Campus in Calgary, Alberta on May 29, 2013. Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald General Pediatric Clinic Dr. Nadira Rashid Dr. Adel El Sharkawy Allison Massey PT This service … READ MORE

Myoelectric orthosis for the upper limb

Interview with Paul Gudonis, CEO of Myomo. The MyoPro has been used to assist individuals with paralysis due to a variety of neurological injuries and disorders, and the VA has approved it for US veterans with upper limb impairment. … READ MORE

The Exo-Glove Poly

Imagine you are not able to open a door or get yourself a glass of water, two seemingly easy and everyday tasks. For people who suffer paralysis in the hand and fingers caused by an injury or disease (e.g. spinal cord injury and … READ MORE

Big data in healthcare goes far beyond EHR

Big data has applications in medtech that extend far beyond electronic health records. An analytics expert explains how data and algorithms have the potential to create a neuroassistive device to help paralyzed patients. In 2014, Ian … READ MORE

Wrist splint for carpal tunnel syndrome

A wrist splint is a brace that looks like a fingerless glove. It stabilizes your wrist in a straight and sometimes slightly bent-back position. Wearing a wrist splint minimizes pressure on the median nerve and allows you a period of … READ MORE

Robotic SEM glove powers weak hands

Bioservo Technologies, a Swedish firm, has developed a powered glove to help people who experience weakness in the hand. The Robotic SEM Glove strengthens the user’s grip using Soft Extra Muscle technology. The muscle … READ MORE
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