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Exoskeleton: walk and run more easily
Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds. Typically, we choose the gait that allows us to consume the least amount of energy at a given speed. For example, at low speeds, the metabolic rate of walking is lower than that of running in a slow jog; at high speeds, the metabolic rate of running is lower than that of speed walking.
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Robotics: novel neck brace improves functions of ALS patients
A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion, was designed by Columbia engineers. This is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion.
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Medical back supports: human torso simulator offers promise for back brace
Engineers have for the first time created a simulator mimicking the mechanical behaviour of the human torso - which could lead to innovations in the design of medical back supports. It allows researchers to test different back brace designs and configurations without needing to test them on people - removing significant logistical and ethical issues.
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AI: recognizing pathological movement patterns
Reliably evaluating walking and gripping movements of patients is essential for the diagnosis and therapy of movement disorders, for example after a stroke or in Parkinson's syndromes. However, the success of this challenging diagnostic procedure depends to a large extent on the experience and skills of the attending physician.
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How to simulate the lower jaw
A simulator for the lower jaw has been developed at Samara Polytech. The device is intended for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
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Orthopedics: Grant to treat shoulder injuries in wheelchair users
The New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research awarded a $549,000 grant to Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, of Kessler Foundation; the grant is one of three awarded to Foundation scientists for spinal cord injury research, totaling $1.74 million.
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