13 Results for 'Spinal Cord Injury'
Soft Robotic Glove for Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
The majority of people with neurological conditions, such as stroke and spinal cord injury, experience loss of motor function in one or both hands, which can greatly reduce quality of life. Tasks often taken for granted become frustrating or nearly impossible due to tight spastic muscles, reduced grasping strength, and general lack of coordination in...
Soft Exosuits for Lower Extremity Mobility
Soft exosuits offer a new way to assist the elderly in maintaining or restoring their gait, in rehabilitating children and adults with movement disorders due to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease, or to ease the physical burden of soldiers, firefighters, paramedics, farmers, factory workers and others whose jobs require them to carry extremely heavy...
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Paralysis from spinal cord injury (SCI) results in a cascade of mobility, functional, medical, emotional, and social problems. Once inpatient rehabilitation has been completed, people with SCI who are non-ambulators receive a wheelchair as standard of care. Since 2010, powered exoskeletons have become available to allow people with partial to complete motor paralyses to stand... Free and open to public
Video/AnimationThe Human Mind and Gait ControlResearchers study how our brains adjust to changes in our walking strides, gaining insights that could be used to develop better physical rehabilitation programs. Credit: Wyss Institute
Video/AnimationHow Humans Walk…With RobotsResearchers at the Wyss Institute and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital shed light on how humans respond – or do not respond – to forces applied by rehabilitative robots. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationSoft Robotic GloveThe soft robotic glove under development at the Wyss Institute could one day be an assistive device used for grasping objects, which could help patients suffering from muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), incomplete spinal cord injury, or other hand impairments to regain some daily independence and control of their environment. This research is partially...