Photo: Man moving a robotic arm with his mind; Copyright: College of Science and Engineering

How people can control a robotic arm with only their minds

21/12/2016

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases. The study is published online in "Scientific Reports", a Nature research journal.
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Photo: Dr. Surjo R. Soekadar (left) with a propositi; Copyright: Surjo R. Soekadar

Neurorobotic hand exoskeleton restores grasp function to quadriplegics

12/12/2016

A consortium of European scientists has successfully restored grasp function to six quadriplegics using a non-invasive hybrid brain-neural hand exoskeleton. The system was developed by researchers at the University of Tübingen, Germany, The BioRobotics Institute at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy, and the Guttmann Institute in Spain.
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Lack of appropriate clothing can hinder people with disabilities

09/12/2016

There are many important events in a person's life, including weddings, graduations, school dances and job interviews. The clothing industry has long profited from these events and the special clothing they require.
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Complications of type 2 diabetes affect quality of life

07/12/2016

T2D Lifestyle, a national survey by Health Union of more than 400 individuals living with type 2 diabetes (T2D), reveals that patients not only struggle with commonly understood complications, but also numerous lesser known ones that people do not associate with diabetes.
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