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BACS breathes perception into robots
...ation of self-perception, and to test their use in rehabilitation
programs in hospitals. ...
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
...d Chen, medical director of the spinal cord injury rehabilitation
program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, presented preliminary results from a third participant in the trial. This patient, who is unable to speak because of a brainstem stroke, can control a cursor with significantly greater stability tha...
NDRI learns how to increase participation in vocational counseling
...contributing to higher participation in vocational rehabilitation
services. Sung-Yeon Kang, Stephen Magura, and Laura Blankertz from NDRI joined with Elizabeth Madison and Michael Spinelli to conduct the first scientific study identifying the predictors of engagement in vocational services among patients in meth...
Global warming may warrant new approaches to ecosystem restoration
...logical restoration, including reafforestation and rehabilitation
of degraded land, may be a common response to the effects of climate change, but the implications of this changing environment must be considered. Using past ecosystem conditions as targets and references may be ineffective under new conditions. I...
Device that aids people with muscular dystrophy wins inaugural WPI Entrepreneurship Award
...nt teams, advised by Hoffman, have been working on rehabilitation
engineering projects since 1989. With advice from Gary Rabideau, director of rehabilitation
engineering at the hospital, and input from patients with muscular dystrophy, Scarsella, Toddes, and...
Robotic joystick reveals how brain controls movement
...l. The results, the investigators say, could alter rehabilitation
approaches for people who have lost motor abilities to brain injuries like strokes. In a report on the work in the May 23 issue of PLoS Biology, the researchers built on their observations that some parts of the brain learn - and forget - fast, whil...
First high-flex knee replacement implant shaped specifically to fit woman's anatomy
...smaller scars, shorter hospitalization and quicker rehabilitation
and recovery; and safely accommodates high flexion (up to 155 degrees), which is necessary for many activities, such as climbing stairs, sitting in a chair, gardening and golfing. The knee joint is composed of three bones: the end of the femur (thig...
Electrical stimulation boosts stroke recovery
...ique known as cortical stimulation with aggressive rehabilitation
is key to reversing the impairment, doctors say. "...that stroke patients who received stimulation with rehabilitation
improved "significantly" better in hand mobility and strength tests than people undergoing rehabilit...
Barbara Turnbull Award honours leading spinal cord researcher
...have focused on the basic level of cell repair, to rehabilitation
and developing devices to improve the lives of patients," said Inez Jabalpurwala, President of NeuroScience Canada. "We congratulate Dr. Culotti for his excellent work, and thank Barbara Turnbull for her untiring efforts to raise awareness about the...
Elsevier partners with ASENT to publish NeuroRx
...orking in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation
medicine. Scheduled topics for the 2006 issues of NeuroRx are Neuropsychiatry; Pediatric Neurotherapeutics; Neurorehabilitation and Neurorestoration; and Proteomics, Genomics, Metabolomics. Dr. Faden adds, "These are among the critical topics at th...
A year on from the Asian tsunami, satellites are aiding regional rebuilding
... during the relief phase and also in the recovery, rehabilitation
and reconstruction phases. Damage mapping products maps were provided by Respond partners including the Rapid Disaster Mapping Service of the SERTIT company based in France, the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) of the German Aeros...
Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say
...co-ordination and a coherent strategy, many of the rehabilitation
efforts will fail," says the WorldFish analysis. ...e is a very real risk that this will happen if our rehabilitation
response is developed without due thought given to the complexities involved and is dominated by eas...
Key brain antioxidant linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
...led by Raymond Swanson, MD, chief of neurology and rehabilitation
services at SFVAMC, identified the protein known as EAAC1 in mice and as EAAT3 in humans as the main mechanism through which the amino acid cysteine is transported into neurons. Cysteine is an essential component of glutathione, which Swanson terms...
NJIT engineers use new technology to help children with cerebral palsy
...gton, D.C. The institute supports research for the rehabilitation
of people with disabilities. The grant, awarded on...ized Hospital, Mountainside, the largest pediatric rehabilitation
hospital in the country, which will be the clinical site for the research; Rutgers-New Brunswick, an...
Agns Vignery, osteoporosis researcher, named Yale-Pfizer Visiting Faculty
...Vignery , associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation
, and cell biology has been named Yale-Pfizer Global Discovery Visiting Professor for 2005. At Pfizer's Groton Laboratories, Vignery, whose research focuses on the developmental and reconstructive processes of bone, will serve as a consultant to D...
New Science study: Mangroves shielded communities against tsunami
...periences and resources between groups involved in rehabilitation
of coastlines. "Since the tsunami we have been working to help local communities to rebuild their lives and reestablish coastal vegetation in the areas affected by the tsunami in Aceh," said Nyoman Suryadiputra from Wetlands InternationalIndonesia an...
Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function
...class team of investigators to advance restorative rehabilitation
for paralyzed people. In addition, we are gratifie... cortical interfaces into the world of restorative rehabilitation
as a "brain-body interface" (BBI). About the BrainGate TM System The BrainGate Neural Interface ...
Johns Hopkins hosts 2005 Annual Fall Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society
...nclude cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopedic and rehabilitation
engineering; neural, cellular and molecular engineering; tissue engineering and biomaterials; systems biology and bioinformatics; device technologies; biomedical imaging and optics; biomedical engineering education; and new frontiers and special topi...
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
...sm" among residents of affected areas. Ambitious rehabilitation
and social benefit programs started by the former ...have governments responded? The resettlement and rehabilitation
programs launched in Soviet conditions proved unsustainable after 1991 and funding for projects decl...
MIT develops 'Anklebot' for stroke patients
...that we are at the cusp of a revolution in the way rehabilitation
medicine is practiced, and therapeutic robotics is at center stage."The focus of the new center is to accelerate the pace of this revolution using a multisystems approach for the recovery of stroke patients' gait, investigating models of neurological...
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