Monday, June 14, 2021

Tag: National Institutes of Health

Technology helps disabled lead more enriching lives

On any given day up to 25 individuals with varied disabilities are hard at work in the EP!C Hub computer lab in Peoria, earning a paycheck and cultivating independence thanks to assistive technology. The Hub...

Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements. A clinical research publication led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer...

New $5M Grant to Support Robotics Research for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Newswise — Balance is an essential component of daily life, something many of us take for granted. But not everyone can. In the United States alone, there are about 300,000 people living with spinal...

Kessler Foundation and NJIT Secure $5M Grant to Study Wearable Robots

A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant from the National Institute on...

High-tech equipment, good attitude help after spinal cord injury

Standing in one place is exercise for Frank Muegge, 57. “I stand for an hour a day to prevent bone problems like osteoporosis.” Muegge is paralyzed from the armpits down, the result of a car...

NIH grant will help understanding how connections rewire after spinal cord injury

Restoring function after spinal cord injury, which damages the connections that carry messages from the brain to the body and back, depends on forming new connections between the surviving nerve cells. While there are...