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Soft exosuits for back support during strenuous tasks
Over half a million workers in the manufacturing and construction industries are injured on the job each year, resulting in an estimated direct cost of $13.8 billion. Occupational back pain is the leading cause of injury and accounts for one-third of all musculoskeletal injuries, resulting in a median of eight days of missed work. Discussions...
Audio/PodcastTechnology and Biology brought together in BiomechanicsWearable technology and robotics are two rehabilitation methods used to help those with limited mobility regain movement. Paolo Bonato, PhD, Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Wyss Institute Associate Faculty member, discusses the role of innovative technology in rehabilitation in this ThinkResearch episode from the Harvard Catalyst.
Video/AnimationScience Nation: Engineering soft robots for paradigm shift in rehabilitationThis video was produced by the National Science Foundation: Tim Gatautis suffered a spinal cord injury in a swimming accident nearly a decade ago and he’s had to use a wheelchair ever since. Gatautis would like to be able to do more for himself, which brings him to the Wyss Institute and the Biodesign Lab...