Redesigned Running Blades Currently in Testing, Design Meets Olympic Regulations

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that according to a recent article in co.Exist, running blades (such as those worn by Oscar Pistorious) are undergoing redesign efforts that could help more athletes participate in the Olympics. The article reports that the new design meets Olympic regulations and could be seen in the 2016 games.


NIH and NSF Grant to Fund Wireless Sensor Research

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital recently announced that the NIH and NSF has awarded a portion of a $500,000, 3-year grant to Madonna’s Susan Fager, CCC-SLP, to support research encompassing the development, testing, and assessment of wireless sensors built to allow patients to control their environment, record exercises, or communicate.