The Intercollegiate Challenge is part of the Annual Maddak Awards that aims to inspire healthy competition among schools for the best ideas in occupational therapy products and solutions. Winners are recognized at the Annual Maddak Awards, held during the AOTA Conference in Nashville, Tenn, and entries are being accepted now.
Military service personnel can incur injuries that are considerably different in nature to those commonly sustained throughout the civilian workforce. The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act designates greater amounts of sick leave for veterans who are federal employees to make up for the accelerated rate of treatment their injuries can demand.
Emerging scientific developments, instructional videos, and access to clinical trials are among the education horsepower CureDuchenne Cares, Newport Beach, Calif, aims to provide physical therapists and parents of children affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Active Implants LLC, Memphis, Tenn., reports the first NUsurface Meniscus Implant procedure was performed at the Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center recently, to demonstrate how it performs compared to current standard treatments.
A solution that could bring low-cost mobility aids to the world’s poor populations may look a lot like the popular Erector Set toys sold in America. An engineering student at Brunel University London says simplified, interchangeable parts, such as those found in Erector Sets could enable mobility device repairs to be performed quickly, and affordably.
Cali Solorio has taken a role as Ottobock’s marketing manager, where she will support new product introductions for the company’s orthopedic rehab business. Ottobock says it will also look to Solorio to add expertise to its product lifecycle management.
Woodinville, Wash-based Cascade Health and Fitness has added an ergometer designed to handle multiple duties within the rehabilitation facility, gym, or physical therapy clinic.
Science seems to have found a way to objectively measure the presence and intensity level of pain. Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have uncovered evidence that points to rising levels of pain-associated proteins in the brain that are linked to areas of the organ that transmit pain signals.
Ottobock has chosen an action image of amputee Carlos Gonzalez as the $1,000 Grand Prize winner of the C-Leg Heroes 15 year anniversary photo contest. The winning photo of Gonzalez, a San Francisco resident, depicts him performing a shoulder-level front kick from a martial arts sport he took up following his amputation.
The Mayo Clinic reports that it will replace the three electronic health records (EHR) systems it currently has in place campus-wide with Epic, a single integrated EHR and revenue cycle management system. More than 45,000 Mayo clinic staff members will be trained on the new system, which will replace existing EHRs from GE and Cerner, and Mayo’s own self-developed system.