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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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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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The Amputee Coalition announces its board of directors and officers for 2016.
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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.
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A recently released report finds that 10.3% of disabled people were unemployed in December 2015, compared to 11.2% for the same month 1 year ago.
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The “Save My Spot” campaign aims to discourage the inappropriate use of wheelchair-accessible parking spaces.
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ReWalk Robotics Ltd announces the publication of a first-of-its-kind case study investigating the effectiveness of its ReWalk robotic exoskeleton.
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Select Medical Holdings Corp recently signed an agreement to acquire Physiotherapy Associates Holdings Inc for $400 million in cash.
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Numerous members of the disability community will create what is touted to be the “world’s largest wheelchair painting” during Abilities Expo Los Angeles.
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Called “The Effective Compliance Program,” it is designed to help healthcare providers reduce their risks due to audits, billing errors, and regulatory violations.