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Running or jogging is a popular form of physical activity all over the world. The advent of wearable technology is helping people perform this type of exercises by providing step count, monitoring heart rate, SpO2 etc. Runners, clinicians and coaches collect in-field data with wearable sensors to improve performance, avoid injury or return to running […]
Wearable Gait Analysis Protocol to Help Clinicians Select Ankle-Foot Orthoses Configuration in Cerebral Palsy...
Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. It’s caused by damage that occurs to the immature brain as it develops, most often before birth. This is the most common cause of pediatric disabilities, particularly debilitating for daily activities. There are ankle-foot orthoses available as gait treatment. But selecting […]
When walking or running, our gaits cover a wide range of speeds. For example, we may take a leisurely walk in the park, but when we face danger we run for our lives. In the past, researchers have developed exosuits that help with rehabilitation and assist workers in doing heavy labor. Assisting walking and running […]
Ekso Bionics, a company that develops some of the most advanced exoskeletons out there, unveiled EksoNR, the next generation robotic exoskeleton. Designed primarily for stroke recovery, the intuitive exoskeleton device recreates the natural movement of the legs and helps patients re-learn how to walk, sit, and do all the things they used to do. Related […]
A slower walking pace or more variable stride may indicate cognitive decline, according to several studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Now researchers from all over Europe have partnered up with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) to develop sensor technology that assesses the loss in mobility. Related This Smart […]
The style and the pace of our walk can be influenced by both our physical and mental states. For example, a person with heart disease or Alzheimer’s walks slower than normal people. Some conditions make their mark on a person’s walking style in other ways, such as asymmetrical steps and uneven distribution of weight over […]