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Wireless battery free neural stimulator

Rice University Researchers Develop Tiny Neural Stimulator That’s Wireless and Battery-Free

Neural stimulation therapy or Neurostimulation involves the purposeful modulation of the nervous system’s activity using invasive or non-invasive means. This technology can improve the lives of those who are severely paralyzed or suffering from profound losses to various sense organs, as well as for permanent reduction of severe, chronic pain which would otherwise require constant, […]
Robotic arm stroke patients

Hong Kong PolyU Develops Robotic Arm to Help Stroke Patients Move Upper Limb

Stroke is the third leading cause of disability worldwide. Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. In Hong Kong, there are about 25,000 new incidences of stroke annually in recent years. Read more Kessler Foundation and Virtualwear Team Up to Improve Recovery […]
Myomo MyoPro adolescents

Myomo Will Deliver its MyoPro for the First Time on Adolescent Users

Myomo, a wearable medical robotics company, has received approval to use its MyoPro wearable device to assist young adults suffering from any disease or injury leaving them with a paralyzed or weakened arm. MyoPro helps adolescents suffering from cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injury, and other conditions, restore motion and functionality. MyoPro is also being tested […]
NeoMano Glove

NeoMano Robotic Glove Helps People with Paralyzed Hands to Grip Objects

Patients with spinal cord injury may experience symptoms like pain, numbness or even paralysis. Patients may be unable to perform everyday tasks, thereby leaving a lasting impression on the quality of life of the person. Now, a Korean company Neofect has developed a glove called NeoMano, which wraps around the palm as well as index […]
EyeControl for ALS patients

ALS Patients with Locked-In Syndrome May Get a Voice with This New Wearable

Locked-in syndrome (LIS), also known as pseudocoma, is a rare neurological disorder in which there is complete paralysis of all voluntary muscles except for the ones that control the movements of the eyes. The condition is commonly associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, stroke or traumatic brain injury. An […]
MyndMove wearable device

This Wearable Medical Device Could Help Paralyzed People Move

Researchers in Canada have created an electrical assistive device called MyndMove that helps people with paralysis move on their own. Anita Keyzer became a quadriplegic after a crash in 1996. “The doctor came up to me and he literally just told me point blank, ‘You broke your neck and you’re never going to walk again,’” […]