With the addition of electronics and computation technology, a team of researchers from Columbia Engineering has transformed a simple cane into a robotic device designed to provide light-touch assistance in walking to the aged and others with impaired mobility.
Exploring gait and balance assessment and care for patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury.Read More
Featuring seat-to-floor heights as low as 12.5 inches, it folds to a width of just 9 inches, and accepts a broad selection of accessories.Read More
THe APTA is distributing materials to help PTs spread the word about falls prevention.Read More
Among people ages 55 and older, 129,015 were treated for head injuries related to flooring. And in that same age demographic, there were 22,347 head injuries attributed to wheelchairs and 16,075 attributed to canes, crutches, and walkers.Read More
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va, is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in resRead More
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have proposed a sweeping new theory of autism that suggests that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible.Read More