Physiotherapy / orthopaedic technology -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

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Bioprinting: 3D-functional bone tissues
Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, associate professor, has developed a highly printable bioink as a platform to generate anatomical-scale functional tissues. This study was recently published in the American Chemical Society's Applied Materials and Interfaces.
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Soft robotic exosuit makes stroke survivors walk faster and farther
Research study in stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis shows that soft exosuit technology can bring immediate improvements in walking speed and endurance tests.
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Arthritis treatment: Targeting joints with light
Although today's rheumatoid arthritis treatments can reduce symptoms, they often come with serious side effects. Results from a new mouse study suggest that a new light-activated drug delivery method helps confine treatments to the joints, which could reduce whole-body side effects.
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Protheses: the right thumb becomes the left arm
A research team from Toyohashi University of Technology, Associate Prof. Maki Sugimoto and Prof. Kouta Minamizawa from Keio University, and Prof. Masahiko Inami from The University of Tokyo has revealed that a re-association of the right thumb with the virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment.
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Insoles: AI-powered shoes unlock the secrets of your sole
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an AI-powered, smart insole that instantly turns any shoe into a portable gait-analysis laboratory.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

FEI Introduces the CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser
The CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser can be used anywhere at anytime to perform high-impact upper, lower and total body exercises. With one tool you can rehabilitate post injury, improve...
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A new line of unique knee-highs in microfibre, cotton or wool for him and for her. Elegant, with soft band and comfortable toe that do not constrict. Manufactured with high quality yarns to ensure a...
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New technologies in physiotherapy

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Innovations for training and prevention


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