Stroke recovery

Improve mobility with orthotics

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

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

Soft robots that mimic human muscles

An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may be used in physical rehabilitation. They are made of low-cost materials and could easily be produced on a large … READ MORE

Walk for stroke recovery

Regular, brisk walking after having a stroke could help boost your physical fitness, mobility and quality of life. You can walk without exercise equipment at any convenient place in the community. Whitetail Golf Club, Eganville … READ MORE

Drop foot mechanics outweigh etiology

When prescribing an ankle foot orthosis or neuroprosthesis for a patient with acute drop foot following stroke, lower extremity practitioners should consider the device’s potential effects on neural plasticity and motor relearning … READ MORE

Rockers and rollovers: Implications for AFOs

Practitioners and researchers are redefining rocking and rolling as key components of gait, and designing ankle foot orthoses and other orthotic and prosthetic devices to specifically address impairments in the way certain patients … READ MORE

Discover Sole to Soul Footwear

We saw a need for specialty footwear and grew from there. Sole to Soul Footwear began as part of the former Colonel Belcher Hospital’s Geriatric Foot and Wound Clinic. Abdullah Chybil developed the concept of our shoe store while … 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

Controlling drop foot: beyond standard AFOs

The basic goal of orthotic management is to improve toe clearance during swing and provide stability during stance, but new technologies—from energy-storing composites to functional electrical stimulation—do much more. By Jeremy … READ MORE

Ankle foot orthosis, AFO

Mobility – the goal of orthotic treatment. Successful orthotics treatment help children establish normal patterns of joint and muscle motion. AFOs, and lower limb orthoses are generally prescribed to correct neuromotor … READ MORE
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