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Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University are developing technology that communicates via vibrations to help stroke patients recover their walking ability.
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Freedom Motors USA introduces the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Wheelchair Accessible Kneelvan, a wheelchair-accessible conversion of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Developed by Germany-based HASOMED, RehaCom provides computer-based rehabilitation for patients with cognitive impairments.
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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.
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Called Emojability, the free app developed by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is an emoji keyboard designed specifically for the special needs community.
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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.
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A study published recently in the journal Nature details the NeuroLife device, which is described as an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles and enables movement of a paralyzed limb using one’s thoughts.
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Integrating customer feedback, Valencia, Calif-based Bioness rebuilt its new Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS 2.0) from the ground up to include new treatment therapy programs and outcome measures.
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The OBSS Custom Seating system from Ottobock, Austin, Tex, will now feature the Sense 3D Scanner from Rock Hill, SC-headquartered 3D Systems, according to a company news release.
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An online resource from Blickman, a Clifton, NJ-based manufacturer of stainless steel hospital equipment, provides tools to help healthcare professionals establish safe patient ambulation protocols in their facilities.
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An addition to Indoor Farms of America’s farm model is a Container Farm that is specially designed for operation by those utilizing wheeled mobility.
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Numera, the health division of Nortek Security & Control, introduces the Numera Home Safety Hub, a combination home security and fall protection system for seniors or others living alone.
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With Fleximug, those with disabilities such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and stroke have a way to take a drink hands-free and without the aid of a caregiver.
Andago
The Andago mobile robot for body weight-supported gait training is now available for use in the United States, according to its manufacturer—Norwell, Mass-headquartered Hocoma Inc USA.
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SoftWheel designs wheels for wheelchairs, cars, and bicycles using a suspension system built inside the wheel itself.
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The Supreme Sock Aid by Wayne, NJ-based SP Ableware/Maddak is designed to lessen the effort of putting on socks for those with mobility issues or limited ranges of motion.