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IndustryARC has released a new report about the medical robotics market.
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Determining effective treatments for knee instability should be an important priority to help prevent falls among older people, according to a recent study.
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Maddak Inc calls on occupational therapy professionals and students to submit their best design ideas for new products to assist patients with disabilities or recovering from illnesses.
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Invacare Corp, an Elyria, Ohio-based manufacturer of wheelchairs and other products in the home medical equipment market, announces its financial results for the quarter and year that ended December 31, 2015.
Matthew Longman and Shari McDowell, founders of Aquassure Accessible Baths, demonstrate the Slide-In Bathtub on the Canadian reality show Dragon’s Den. (Photo courtesy of CNW Group/Aquassure Accessible Baths.)
Aquassure Accessible Baths’ founders Matthew Longman and Shari McDowell recently appeared on the Canadian reality show Dragon’s Den to pitch their Aquassure Slide-In Bathtub to the show’s panel of entrepreneurs.
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The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) announces the list of 34 new facilities that received accreditation in December.
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Synchrony Financial announces that, as part of its commitment to diversity, it is launching a plan to hire more people with disabilities.
Braun
BraunAbility, along with the Ford Motor Company, debut what they describe as the world’s first wheelchair-accessible SUV: the BraunAbility MXV, based on the 2016 Ford Explorer.
The device, which is the size of a small paperclip, is implanted into a blood vessel next to the brain and is designed to read electrical signals from the motor cortex that are transmitted to an exoskeleton or wheelchair. (Photo courtesy of the University of Melbourne)
Australian researchers have created a minimally invasive brain interface that they suggest may someday enable paralyzed patients to control an exoskeleton via their thoughts.
OPTP Catalog 35
Minneapolis-based OPTP releases the latest edition of its professional catalog.
StandUp copy
URise Products LLC releases the StandUp Walker, which is engineered to help users independently lift themselves from a seated position.
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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.
Rebound Dual Leg
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.
TIRR
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.