Smart walk assist improves rehabilitation

AI can help patients recover ability to stand and walk. When training to regain movement after stroke or spinal cord injury (SCI), patients must once again learn how to keep their balance during walking movements. Current clinical … READ MORE

Pushing neuro-rehabilitation to its limits

Physiatrist Pablo Celnik is accustomed to getting referrals for sophisticated patients. What he is not used to is receiving referrals for patients accompanied by a film crew—until now, that is. Dr. Pablo Celnik. The Human Brain … READ MORE

EEG hat lets you control a robotic arm

Groundbreaking study demonstrates potential to help millions of people with disabilities. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. … READ MORE

Walking uses more than just feet

We humans walk with our feet. This is true, but not entirely. Walking, as part of locomotion, is a coordinated whole-body movement that involves both the arms and legs. Researchers have identified different sub-populations of neurons … 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

Paralyzed, yet walking again

With brain training and an exoskeleton, paraplegics seem to regain some feeling in their legs. Paraplegics who learned to control an Iron Man-like exoskeleton with their thoughts appeared to regain some feeling and function in their … READ MORE

Hey human, how are you doing?

Computers can understand your state of mind. Machines are taking over more and more tasks. Ideally, they should also be capable to support the human in case of poor performance. To intervene appropriately, the machine should … 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

Knee braces activate brain

fMRI confirms proprioceptive effects. Functional magnetic resonance imaging research from Belgium demonstrates the effect of lower extremity proprioceptive stimulation on brain activity and confirms that the effect of a knee brace or … READ MORE

Paraplegic man walks with own legs again

American man, 26, completes 3.5-metre course thanks to computer system that reroutes signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees. A man who lost the use of his legs to a spinal cord injury has walked again after scientists … READ MORE
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