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Therapists whose patients are working to develop the ability to stand from a seated position will have an opportunity to test the Sit2Stand Trainer from Biodex Medical Systems Inc, Shirley, NY, during the APTA NEXT Conference, June 3-6. The device provides accommodating assistance to natural movement, which corresponds with the sit-to-stand force output.
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SwimEx Inc, Fall River, Mass, announces in a news release that Sari Cattoni has joined the company’s sales team.
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Össur, Reykjavik, Iceland, announced recently in a news release from the company that two amputees are reportedly the first in the world to able to control their lower-limb prosthetics with their thoughts.
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Medrisk, King of Prussia, Pa, has launched its redesigned website, www.medrisknet.com.
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United Spinal Association and disability advocates from its national chapter network plan to gather in Washington, DC, June 7-10 for the 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill.
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The third and latest contract tendered by government sources to develop powered exoskeletons for use by special operations personnel hints at the deepening interest of the United States military in robotic technology provided by Richmond, Calif-based Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc.
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Numotion, a mobility solutions provider with locations across the United States, announces in a press release that Jennie D. Hanson has joined the company as chief strategy officer.
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Findings from a study presented recently at the European Congress of Endocrinology suggest that lack of physical activity may not be a cause of obesity, but rather a result of poor motor skills associated with the condition.
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Research scientists at Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ, plan to study the impact of interventions such as robotic exoskeletons and treadmill training as part of the recent acquisition of a ZeroG Gait and Balance Training System from Aretech LLC.
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Clearwater, Fla-based Billing Dynamix announces that the workflow management process in its bestPT software is designed to help practice owners track patient visits and related activity in a single location.
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Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, vice president of prosthetics at Hanger Clinic, delivered the undergraduate commencement address to students of Hamden, Conn-based Quinnipiac University’s School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing on May 17. During the ceremony, he also received a honorary doctorate of humane letters degree.
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A National Institutes of Health (NIH) official speaking at the American Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting suggests that such mind-body techniques as yoga and meditation could help counteract the brain anatomy effects of chronic pain.
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The Department of Health Technology and Informatics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel computer-aided detection (CAD) system that uses computer intelligence technology to analyze brain scans and determine whether a patient has experienced an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.
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Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, per a news release from HSS, recently received a $20,000 grant from the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society to compare total ankle replacement (ankle arthroplasty) and ankle fusion (ankle arthrodesis) surgeries as treatments for ankle arthritis.
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Not collecting copays and coinsurance creates business risks, ranging from fraud to the effects of overbilling. Listen to this podcast and find out why allowing copays to slip through the cracks causes greater harm to a practice than one might think.
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Surgeons from The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction recently performed a procedure on the phrenic nerve of a spinal cord-injured patient dependent on a ventilator to breathe. According to a news release from The Institute, the procedure is demonstrating promising results that it could help patients wean off their use of mechanical respiration.
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Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Legislative Director Joseph Violante, during his recent testimony before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, proposed a new four-part framework for reforming the Veterans Affairs healthcare system, according to a news release from DAV and PR Newswire.
Per a news release from Medscape, results from a 20-patient controlled study presented recently at the International Stroke Conference 2015 suggest that vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) could be a safe and feasible aid to rehabilitation in stroke patients.
Tolou Shokuhfar and colleagues are developing techniques using 3D bioprinting to generate human tissue. (Image courtesy of Michigan Technological University.)
Researchers at Michigan Technological University report that they hope to use a newly acquired 3D bioprinter to create synthesized nerve tissue. This goal hinges, however, on the successful creation of a “bioink” or printable tissue. The material could help regenerate damaged nerves for patients affected by spinal cord injuries.
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The winners of the 2015 Maddak Awards were announced by Susan Tulanowski, Brand Manager, SP Ableware - Maddak, during the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference in Nashville, Tenn, at a complimentary breakfast sponsored by SP Ableware/Maddak.