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Photo: Study participant does grasping exercises with colorful construction blocks. He is wearing a TheraBracelet which looks like a watch; Copyright: MUSC Health

Poststroke rehabilitation more effective with vibratory stimulus

20/10/2021

Researchers at MUSC Health assess the effectiveness of using vibrations during occupational therapy and find it improves recovery in patients following a stroke.
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Photo: Mother playing peek-a-boo with her son at home; Copyright: PantherMedia/odua

Telehealth screening of infants could aid in early autism support

18/10/2021

New UC Davis MIND Institute research suggests that telehealth evaluation could help improve access to care for infants with an elevated likelihood of autism. The study found that telehealth approaches in the first year of life could help families facing barriers to care such as geographic distance and long waitlists and aid in early diagnosis and intervention.
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Photo: A man is helping a lower-limb amputee put on an exoskeleton, which is wrapped around the waist and leg; Copyright: Dan Hixson/University of Utah College of Engineering

Engineers develop powered exoskeleton

13/10/2021

University of Utah engineers develop powered exoskeleton to help amputees walk with less effort.
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Photo: Woman flipping stones on the surface of a lake. She is wearing a C-Brace leg orthosis; Copyright: Ottobock SE & Co. KgAa

Mobile after paraplegia: Ottobock symposium for innovative solutions

11/10/2021

According to WHO estimates, there are up to half a million new paraplegic patients in the world every year. Accidents are often the cause. But other conditions can also limit mobility, making patients dependent on a wheelchair, orthoses or functional electrical stimulation.
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Photo: Torsten Krohn sits in the converted forklift and gives the thumbs up together with driving instructor Ralf Buhman, who is standing next to the machine; Copyright: PARAVAN GmbH

PARAVAN realized integrative forklift project

11/10/2021

Employer, employers' liability insurance association and PARAVAN make a new job possible for Torsten Krohn, thanks to a forklift truck that has been converted for disabled access.
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