Category: ‘Assistive Technology’


High-Tech Exoskeletons Improve Bowel Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on July 23rd, 2021

High Tech Exoskeleton

Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say.

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Software Turns ‘Mental Handwriting’ into On-Screen Words, Sentences

Posted on May 14th, 2021

Artificial intelligence, interpreting data from a device placed at the brain’s surface, enables people who are paralyzed or have severely impaired limb movement to communicate by text.

Stanford University investigators have coupled artificial-intelligence software with a device, called a brain-computer interface, implanted in the brain of a man with full-body paralysis. The software was able to decode information from the BCI to quickly convert the man’s thoughts about handwriting into text on a computer screen.

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Exoskeleton-Assisted Walking Improves Mobility in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on November 15th, 2020

Multi-center U.S. trial shows exoskeleton training is safe, feasible, and effective across wide spectrum of individuals with mobility deficits caused by traumatic spinal cord injury.

Exoskeleton
For this study, two types of exoskeletons were used by participants with spinal cord injury – Ekso GT, shown here, and Rewalk.

East Hanover, NJ. November 12, 2020. Exoskeletal-assisted walking is safe, feasible, and effective in individuals disabled by spinal cord injury, according to the results of a federally funded multi-site randomized clinical trial. The article, “Mobility skills with exoskeletal-assisted walking in persons with SCI: Results from a three-center randomized clinical trial” (doi: 10.3389/frobt.2020.00093), was published August 4, 2020 in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

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Neuralink Reveals Working Brain-to-Machine Interface

Posted on September 2nd, 2020

In a live demonstration, Elon Musk revealed that Neuralink has successfully installed a working brain-to-machine interface inside a pig.

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Robotic Exoskeletons Offer Grip Strength to Those with Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on April 17th, 2020

Tendo grip assisting exoskeleton.

Imagine a day your grip strength deteriorates due to a spinal cord injury, and you lose the ability to hold and release objects. Now imagine a day where a robotic exoskeleton eliminates this ailment.

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