Archive: May 2014

Now that’s using your Head: U of T students develop system that uses brain waves to control robotic arm.

May 16, 2014

Students Rig Robotic Arm to Respond to EEG Signals by EDITORS on May 16, 2014 • 11:17 am 1 inShare A team of students at University of Toronto have developed a system that harnesses the ability of a commercial EEG to “read” the state of a person’s brain in order to control a robotic arm. They used the Emotiv EPOC headset, the software for which can identify common actions like a wink of an eye, to correlate different brain activity to specific movement of the…

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Gait Analysis: There’s an app for that!

May 16, 2014

GaitTrack Smartphone App, a Medical Device for Automatic Gait Assessment by EDITORS on May 16, 2014 • 11:44 am 4 inShare A person’s gait can be a sign of an underlying disease, but assessing it usually involves a trip to a specialized clinic where a “six-minute walk test” is performed. While effective when performed, the test suffers from being done rarely and therefore is not ideal for detecting a new or already existing worsening condition. Researchers at University of Illinois have developed a smartphone app…

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Scientists Develop Bone Marrow-On-A-Chip, Hope to Replace Animals in Pre-Clinical Research VIDEO

May 12, 2014

Scientists Develop Bone Marrow-On-A-Chip, Hope to Replace Animals in Pre-Clinical Research VIDEO.

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From Minor to Major: Not a sweet tune.

May 10, 2014

Minor foot wounds a major threat for diabetics BY KRYSTNELL STORR NEW YORK Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:52am EDT 1 COMMENTS inShare4 Share this Email Print               RELATED TOPICS   Health »             (Reuters Health) – For people with diabetes, one foot ulcer is very likely to lead to another, according to a new study that finds even minor lesions create a major risk of more severe foot wounds. The…

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Feet Don’t Fail Me Now: Economic burden on healthcare increases for ESRD patients suffering with DFU’s. More

May 10, 2014

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Raise ESRD Patient Costs Share this article:   facebook twitter linkedin google Study reveals an association with greater use of ESAs and higher inpatient and outpatient costs. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)are independently associated with higher healthcare costs, according to data presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings in Las Vegas. In a study comparing 25,273 diabetic ESRD patients with DFU (case patients) and 25,273 propensity-score-matched controls (diabetic ESRD patients without…

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Innovative Design to Keep Temperature down in Prosthesis: Very cool!

May 10, 2014

U.S. Army Veteran Turns Injury Into Innovative Startup  Email4Smaller FontTextLarger Text|Print         By Angel Canales May 8, 2014 6:00am U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Walters joined the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1996 as a way to help pay for college. He comes from a long line of military service in the family. “I always wanted to be in the military but going active duty wasn’t really what I wanted to do at first,” he says.Walters planned to serve…

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