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French Ministry of Health approves financial support for Second Sight Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Second Sight) today announces that the French Ministry of Health has officially approved financial support for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. Through the Forfait Innovation scheme, the French Government will pay for the first… Read more →


Pediatric surgical robot inspired by ISS remote manipulator arm

The technology that built (and continues to maintain) the International Space Station can now be used to help heal sick children. KidsArm, a robotic arm designed for delicate pediatric surgery, was built by the same companies that are behind the… Read more →

Exoskeleton legs let you pull up a pew anywhere

Are we human or are we cyborg? Given that many of us are permanently attached to our smartphones, the answer may not be as clear cut as we think. A new wearable device developed by a Swiss company might challenge… Read more →

New program for OneBusAway app makes buses more user-friendly for blind riders

It’s a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to sprint to the bus stop or can afford that last sip of coffee. The… Read more →

Sit & Stand Walking Assistant May Replace Boring Old Crutches

Traditional crutches essentially offload a person’s weight from the injured leg to the upper body, either via the armpits or forearms. This can be uncomfortable and many people simply don’t have the upper body strength to use normal crutches. There have… Read more →

Bypassing the brain with computers could assist walking rehab

Researchers believe they have made a breakthrough in the rehabilitation of individuals with walking difficulties caused by spinal cord injuries, by bypassing commands from the brain to the legs using a computer.Instead of employing the brain, the technique uses arm movements and a computer… Read more →


HexHog Wheelchair Takes Riders Just About Anywhere Offroad

Taking a wheelchair outside means having to stay on sidewalks and worrying about any obstacles on the way. This is the reality for many that don’t have control of their legs and so the great outdoors are largely closed to… Read more →


Letting Patients Control Their Homes With Their Minds


Philips and Accenture have partnered with Emotiv on a proof of concept that uses brainwaves to control patient environments.Philips Healthcare has partnered with Accenture and brain-computer interface manufacturer Emotiv on a proof of concept that uses wearable technology to… Read more →

EU Researchers Use Brainpower to Get Moving

Grabbing a glass or typing an email: these are some everyday gestures that are not possible for people with serious physical impairments – even though they have the will and the brainpower to do so. EU-funded projects such as TOBI… Read more →

Ability Dynamics secures distribution in Canada for RUSH HiPro and RUSH LoPro prosthetic feet

Ability Dynamics, LLC announced today it has secured an exclusive Canadian distribution relationship for its flagship products the RUSH™ HiPro and the RUSH™ LoPro prosthetic feet.

In keeping with the company’s commitment to utilize only top-tier distributors, Ability Dynamics products… Read more →

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