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Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc announces that AST-OPC1, its drug in development to help treat spinal cord injury, has received Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA.
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The new Rebound DUAL Knee Brace from Iceland-headquartered Össur is designed to deliver functional support for patients with ligament instabilities and osteoarthritis.
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A new Transparency Market Research report on global electric wheelchairs predicts double-digit growth by 2020.
Steven Sanchez, wearing SuitX’s Phoenix, was paralyzed from the waist down after a BMX accident. (Photo courtesy of SuitX)
SuitX, a company spun off from UC Berkeley’s Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory, unveils the Phoenix robotic exoskeleton.
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The NeuroRecovery Research Center, on the Houston-based TIRR Memorial Hermann campus, is now open.
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Paralyzed Veterans of America announces the receipt of a $913,000 donation from Penske Automotive Group.
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A recent study may be able to back up the suggestion that amputees may be experiencing various sensations and neuropathic pain while they are near cellphone towers and other technologies that produce radio-frequency electromagnetic fields.
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A pair of recent studies suggests that a specific circuit in the brain controls walking, and that input to this circuit may be disrupted in Parkinson’s disease.
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Post-acute care healthcare software provider Mediware Information Systems Inc is set to unveil the next release of its CareTrend Software at Medtrade.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has listed the details about a study using the ReWalk Personal 6.0 Exoskeleton Systems on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website.
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A community-based study suggests there may be a dose-response relationship between the amount of weight loss achieved and the level of knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptom improvement.
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QuicStick announces the availability of its new QuicStick Portable Hand Controls, which are engineered to help physically challenged drivers operate a vehicle by hand.
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The Amputee Coalition announces its board of directors and officers for 2016.
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Join Frank Long, editorial director of Rehab Management and Physical Therapy Products as he speaks with Doreen M. Stiskal, PT, PhD, Fellow, APTA Educational Leadership Institute, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University, about using gait analysis as a tool for improving treatment, education, and research.
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Bionik Laboratories Corp announces it is working with IBM to develop a cognitive computing analytical system to improve outcomes of neurological rehabilitation.
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ProtoStar, headquartered in San Diego, announces its debut as a manufacturer of “upright medical walkers.” Its first product is the LifeWalker Upright.
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United Health Foundation announces a $750,000 grant to help create The Blue Star Cares: Military Caregiver Online Interactive Program.
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Paralyzed Veterans of America has launched a new website enabling those with disabilities to share their experiences with air travel—both positive and negative.
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The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announces a revitalized brand and a renewed mission focus, and names its new National Goodwill Ambassador, during a recent event at New York City's Carnegie Hall.
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London-based researchers have developed an imaging technique in patients with critical limb ischemia that they suggest may reduce the need for amputation.