Physiatry

The ‘super suit’ that helps people move

As the global population ages, many more people will experience challenges with mobility. One solution? Clothing that actually helps the wearer move. Seismic strives to shape human potential through a new integration of apparel and … READ MORE

6-legged “horse” rides to the rescue

Hippotherapy device could help patients recover movement, balance. Rice University students are working toward a long-standing goal of making the benefits of hippotherapy – equine-assisted therapy – available to those without … READ MORE

Learning software in a soft exosuit

Wearables and robots don’t often intersect, because most robots rely on rigid bodies and programming while we don’t. Exoskeletons are an instance where robots interact with our bodies, and a soft exosuit is even closer to our … READ MORE

Using ultrasound to help people walk again

University of Pittsburgh engineer wins NSF CAREER award to develop ultrasound technology that measures muscle movement in incomplete spinal cord injuries. Professor Sharma wearing a lower-limb exoskeleton in his neuromuscular control … READ MORE
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