Saturday, December 4, 2021

Tag: Medical Technology

There’s hope for the paralyzed – thanks to bionic technology

Technologies have long been focused on making it possible for paralyzed people to move again, particularly after the famous ‘Superman’ actor Christopher Reeve died...

Prosthetics Are Telling Paralyzed Legs How to Walk Again

Neural prosthetics are getting so good that they can now automatically trigger natural movements in the legs. In a new experiment with paralyzed rats,...

Stanford engineer invents safe way to transfer energy to medical chips in the body

A wireless system developed by Assistant Professor Ada Poon uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the...

New wheelchair device to prevent pressure sores

Pressure sores are the leading source of infection, hospitalization and mortality for wheelchair users. But a new wheelchair sensory system developed through a collaboration with...

Quadriplegics breathe easier with help of new device

Once used by Christopher Reeve, it was developed in part with funding from the Rick Hansen Institute. Gabriel Abotossaway doesn’t sound like he can’t breathe...

Spinal cord injury: Prosthetic bladder ‘controls urine’

A device that could one day restore bladder function to patients with a severed spinal cord has been devised by UK researchers and tested...

Breakthrough Offers First Direct Measurement of Spinal Cord Myelin In Multiple Sclerosis

Real-time Imaging Technique Provides Essential Molecular Picture of Protective Nerve Sheath Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough – developing a first-of-its-kind imaging tool to examine...

Karman Healthcare

Manufacturer of Manual and Standing Wheelchairs Karman Healthcare has been a leading innovator in the manufacture and distribution of home medical products since 1994. Karman...

Technology, trends, and the future for people with spinal cord injury

Technology is one of the most powerful tools that can be provided to people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). It is widely accepted among...

Virtual sailing program helps disabled

Susan Hendricks reports on a program helping spinal cord injury patients gain strength and self-confidence in sailing.