20/10/2021Researchers at MUSC Health assess the effectiveness of using vibrations during occupational therapy and find it improves recovery in patients following a stroke.
13/10/2021University of Utah engineers develop powered exoskeleton to help amputees walk with less effort.
11/10/2021According 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.
04/10/2021A new study by Osaka City University reveals that para-athletes might be in need of nutrition education and a support system for eating behavior.
29/09/2021A University of Houston biomedical engineer has been awarded $2.8 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to improve the control of robotic limbs and provide natural sensory feedback from robotic prosthetics to amputees.
27/09/2021Boston is the backdrop for a big celebration as the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) hosted the 25th award ceremony for the Howard R. Thranhardt Award. This year marks the third time that Dr Andreas Hahn, Ottobock's Director of Global Clinical Research, received the award.
27/09/2021Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in adults worldwide. Rehabilitative therapy is currently one of the best options that patients have to help regain lost motor function. While several studies over recent decades have pointed to the benefits of starting therapy within 6 months after a stroke, there is debate among the medical community regarding how intensive it should be.