The device, which is the size of a small paperclip, is implanted into a blood vessel next to the brain and is designed to read electrical signals from the motor cortex that are transmitted to an exoskeleton or wheelchair. (Photo courtesy of the University of Melbourne)
Australian researchers have created a minimally invasive brain interface that they suggest may someday enable paralyzed patients to control an exoskeleton via their thoughts.
OPTP Catalog 35
Minneapolis-based OPTP releases the latest edition of its professional catalog.
StandUp copy
URise Products LLC releases the StandUp Walker, which is engineered to help users independently lift themselves from a seated position.
Rebound Dual Leg
The new Rebound DUAL Knee Brace from Iceland-headquartered Össur is designed to deliver functional support for patients with ligament instabilities and osteoarthritis.
Post-acute care healthcare software provider Mediware Information Systems Inc is set to unveil the next release of its CareTrend Software at Medtrade.
QuicStick announces the availability of its new QuicStick Portable Hand Controls, which are engineered to help physically challenged drivers operate a vehicle by hand.
SenseGO, developed by students at the Hebrew University's BioDesign program, pairs pressure-sensing socks with smartphones to reduce foot ulcers in diabetic patients. (Photo courtesy of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
A team of university students has developed SenseGO—comprised of pressure-sensing socks paired with a smartphone app—that is engineered to warn diabetic patients about developing foot ulcers.
The A-Gear robotic arm. (Photo courtesy of University of Twente.)
Called the A-Gear, the robotic arm is designed to help support independent operation of the arm in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
A new surgical technique has enabled an amputee to attach the Modular Prosthetic Limb, developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), directly to his residual limb.
The Therapy Mouse, developed by Mobility Research and SMK-Link Electronics, is a motion-sensing, wearable pointing device engineered to enable game-driven physical rehabilitation.
3D community MakerBot Thingiverse announces that the design for a Mouth Operated Mouse has won the Assistive Technology Challenge.
UNYQ, San Francisco, announces it is expanding its prosthetic covers line to include those for upper-limb amputees.
Turny Low Vehicle
Sweden-based manufacturer Autoadapt’s latest swivel seat, the Turny Low Vehicle, is designed to help give users more car choices—not just one based on their physical needs.
Katherine Lau, right, works with UNLV student Zack Cook to fit Hailey Dawson with a 3D-printed prosthetic hand. Joining them is Hailey's mother, Yong Dawson.
(Photo courtesy of Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
A biomedical engineering student at Rutgers University, as her summer research project, helped build a prosthetic hand for a child.
Naked Prosthetics, based in Tumwater, Wash, introduces the MCPDriver, a finger prosthesis designed for amputations distal to the MCP joint, or first knuckle.
Freedom Designs Inc, Simi Valley, Calif, introduces the P.R.O. CG (precise rotational orientation) tilt-in-space wheelchair.
Quickie 7R
Sunrise Medical now offers the Quickie 7 Series of ultra lightweight rigid wheelchairs, per a media announcement.
This is one example of the prosthetic leg covers that ALLELES Design Studio offers. (Photo courtesy of Alison Andersen)
A feature posted recently on The Huffington Post profiles the ALLELES Design Studio, a Canada-based company that designs prosthetic leg covers.
Wellness-based telehealth services provider TeleWellnessMD announces that it is adding services to its online platform,
IntelliWheels Inc, based in Champaign, Ill, introduces Fit Grips handrim grips.