Photo: two men adjusting an arm prothesis; Copyright: Cleveland Clinic

Bionic arm restores natural behaviors in patients with upper limb amputations

22/09/2021

Cleveland Clinic researchers have engineered a first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations that allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation, according to new findings published in Science Robotics.
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The New Go-Go Endurance Li: Lithium-Ion meets portability

20/09/2021

Pride Mobility is excited to expand their travel mobility lineup with the new Go-Go® Endurance Li. What sets the Endurance Li apart from other scooters is the incorporation of lithium-ion batteries. The standard lithium-ion battery is an airline-approved 8 amp hour battery pack. Customers can also purchase a 16 amp hour MAXX lithium battery to enjoy greater range per charge.
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Photo: a person learning to walk with the help of an exosceleton; Copyright: Fangshi Zhu, PhD/UTHealth

Robot-assisted therapy can help treat stroke survivors

20/09/2021

Exoskeleton-assisted rehabilitation can be beneficial in treating stroke survivors, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
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Photo: a joystick on a steering wheel; Copyright: PARAVAN

Universal multifunctional rotary knob "MultiMote" for cars

13/09/2021

Anyone who drives a car with a joystick, accelerator-brake slider or handheld device may occasionally lack a third hand to quickly and, above all, safely operate the turn signal, windshield wiper or other secondary functions of the vehicle. To prevent this from happening, there is the so-called multifunctional rotary knob.
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Photo: a person in a wheelchair sitting in front of a car with a ramp; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Mobility Networks launch virtual showroom

13/09/2021

Everyone at Mobility Networks is proud to say that their Virtual Showroom has officially been launched, providing all with an interactive experience of their inboard lifts.
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The Jazzy EVO 613: Power wheelchair with 25 percent less charging time

08/09/2021

Both the Jazzy EVO 613 and Jazzy EVO 613Li models share many of the same features including mid-wheel drive, a 300-pound weight capacity, a new captain's seat, 13-inch drive tires with a turning radius of 22 inches, Active Trac® Suspension and multiple matte color-through shroud options.
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Photo: a man sitting in a wheelchair, a technician knees in front of it and adjusting something; Copyright: Ottobock

New Ottobock-workshop for sports wheelchairs in Bad Oeynhausen

06/09/2021

Ottobock opened a new customer experience centre in Bad Oeynhausen. They designed the expansive site to house a showroom with personal consulting, workshop and training rooms. This mix will give athletes who come for treatment the opportunity for an interactive experience. They can test drive their customised wheelchair right there, with professionals at hand to make any necessary adjustments.
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Rehabilitation solutions: interco Group! doubles production and office space

30/08/2021

The interco Group! moved into their newly built company building, right next to the previous company headquarters in Eitorf, Germany. Now the specialist for high-quality products and rehabilitation solutions in the area of seating and positioning is starting up again in an enlarged area. At the same time, the company name was officially changed to the interco Group! GmbH.
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