The DVS-Dynamic Vacuum from Ottobock, headquartered in Austin, Tex, is designed to bridge the gap between valve and Harmony socket technology for transtibial prostheses.
Using smartphone-enabled technology attached to garments, invented by students from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, stroke recovery could be more like a game than an arduous task.
FallCall Solutions LLC launches “ElderCheck Now,” a new application that aims to help caregivers stay informed about their elders’ overall well-being.
The latest release of CareTend Business Management Software for the HME/DME and home infusion markets is now available from Lenexa, Kansas-headquartered Mediware Information Systems Inc.
UL2560-certified CarePoint 5.0 from Royal Philips is designed to provide emergency assistance for residents of senior living communities.
TherapyRehab Plus (Adult PT, OT, and Speech) and PediatricTherapy Plus (PT, OT, Speech, and Audiology) practice-management software from Raintree Systems, Temecula, Calif, now includes Educational Ecosystem from MedBridge.
MotionMD practice management software, new from DJO Global Inc, is a web-based, point-of-care solution to help practices streamline claims management and inventory dispensing.
Five-year-old Álvaro, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, walks towards his parents during an exoskeleton test. (Photo courtesy of Joan Costa – CSIC)
The exoskeleton, made from aluminum and titanium, is designed to help children with spinal muscular atrophy walk—in some cases, for the first time.
A Sitroll user demonstrates exercise by grasping both side handles and holding firmly. Both feet are placed on lower resistance bands, and the user then rolls forward and backward at a comfortable speed by pulling and pushing with the arms and legs.
Designed for ease of use, Sitroll is built on wheels and rolls forward and backward smoothly on a track. The device is equipped with a series of upper and lower natural rubber tubing, hand gripping slides, and soft balls designed to provide non-strenuous resistance exercise movements applicable to physical and occupational therapy.
Now available on Maddak/SP Ableware’s YouTube channel are videos that shine the spotlight on its inner-lip plates, made to help make one-handed eating easier.
Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University are developing technology that communicates via vibrations to help stroke patients recover their walking ability.
Freedom Motors USA introduces the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Wheelchair Accessible Kneelvan, a wheelchair-accessible conversion of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
Pictured here is a side-by-side comparison of the “Prominence” prosthetic foot (left) and a natural foot in stiletto heels. (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University senior design team)
The “Prominence” is designed by Johns Hopkins University students, in collaboration with a Johns Hopkins physician and outside prosthetics experts, to be worn with heels up to 4 inches high.
The Zippie IRIS rotation-in-space wheelchair from Fresno, Calif-based Sunrise Medical now features the optional XLOCK folding crossbrace, which is designed to help fold the wheelchair into a compact size for easy transport.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering announces a collaboration with ReWalk Robotics Ltd to develop an assistive exosuit for use by stroke and multiple sclerosis patients.
Developed by Germany-based HASOMED, RehaCom provides computer-based rehabilitation for patients with cognitive impairments.
Therapists from Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group demonstrated the MyndMove FES therapy device and the REX standing exercise tool recently during a demonstration event at its Rockford, Mich facility.
Called Emojability, the free app developed by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is an emoji keyboard designed specifically for the special needs community.
Alber USA LLC, based in Oakdale, Pa, introduces the twion add-on push rim power assist drive for active wheelchairs, designed to help provide additional propelling power.
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Smartstones introduces “think to speak” technology that is designed to integrate EEG technology with its :prose application to help nonverbal people send a “thought message” to anyone via a push notification.