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North Texas Campuses Researching Assistive Technologies

Ovidiu Daescu (University of Texas, Dallas)

10 April 2015. Two University of Texas campuses, in Dallas and nearby Arlington, formed a research center to study software solutions for assistive technologies that benefit disabled and able-bodied people alike. The iPerform Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance, funded for five years by National Science . . . → Read More: North Texas Campuses Researching Assistive Technologies

Intelligent Liner Aims to Improve Prosthetic Limb Comfort

(Veterans Health Administration)

15 April 2014. Engineers in the U.K. at University of Southampton and Chas A Blatchford & Son Ltd. in Basingstoke are designing a liner with sensors for lower-limb prosthetic devices that improve the fit and comfort of those devices for their wearers. The team is developing a prototype device that they . . . → Read More: Intelligent Liner Aims to Improve Prosthetic Limb Comfort

Robotic Exoskeleton Provides Disabled More Precise Mobility

(Rex Bionics)

An Auckland, New Zealand company has built a pair of robotic legs strapped to and worn outside the body that helps disabled people stand, walk, climb steps and ramps, and move in any direction. The company, Rex Bionics, says the robotic exoskeleton has undergone seven years of development and testing, including regulatory . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Provides Disabled More Precise Mobility