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Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Guardian XO exoskeleton

Control systems for whole-body robotic devices worn by industrial workers to help them perform their jobs are being designed and assessed by an academic-industry engineering team. . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

Aedes albopictus mosquito

A cloud-based open-source genomic sequencing program is underway to identify the source and nature of infectious diseases anywhere in the world. . . . → Read More: Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

Small Business Grant Aims to Cut Animals in Toxicity Testing

Lab mouse

A grant from National Institute of Health supports work by a start-up enterprise in Indiana to better estimate doses needed to test drugs for toxicity and reduce the number of animals needed for those tests. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Aims to Cut Animals in Toxicity Testing

Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Brain cell networks

A robotic system for home use to help people recovering from a stroke regain use of their upper bodies is in development by an engineering lab, rehabilitation hospital, and 2 companies in Texas. . . . → Read More: Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Artificial Pancreas Controls Type 1 Diabetes Better Than Insulin Pump Alone

Diabetes word cloud

A clinical trial shows a closed-loop algorithm-controlled artificial pancreas system helps people with type 1 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels than a glucose sensor and insulin pump system alone. . . . → Read More: Artificial Pancreas Controls Type 1 Diabetes Better Than Insulin Pump Alone

Infographic — Robotics and Your Job

Robotics and jobs graphic

Our friends at Statista offer data from a report earlier this month by the World Economic Forum showing the kinds of work functions most susceptible to robotic replacement. . . . → Read More: Infographic — Robotics and Your Job

Algorithms Advance Assistive Control for Spinal Cord Injury

Testing Neurolife system

A system to control movements of an assistive sleeve is shown in lab tests to enable a person with no use of his arms and legs due to spinal cord injury to accurately grasp and release objects. . . . → Read More: Algorithms Advance Assistive Control for Spinal Cord Injury

Liquid Biopsy for Solid Tumors Now Available

Blood sample tubes

A test that inspects a patient’s blood sample for characteristic indicators of solid-tumor cancer, and can be part of a comprehensive precision analytics program, is now on the market. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy for Solid Tumors Now Available

App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Bacterial test app

A system for identifying bacterial infections shows the system’s smartphone app and accompanying lab kit can detect urinary tract infections, including those with sepsis, in about an hour. . . . → Read More: App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Military exosuit

A wearable robotic exoskeleton designed into textiles to provide personalized assistance is shown in lab and field tests to reduce the amount effort needed to walk long distances. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help