Innovative Bionic Hand Provides Amputees with Sense of Touch

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Research Videos|

Researchers at the University of Newcastle are undertaking an ambitious project to provide bionic hands with the sense of touch. The investigators involved in this government-funded, £1.4 million project are aiming to design a prosthesis that establishes two-way communications between [...]

Exergames: Bring Out the Athlete In You!

January 1st, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Research Videos|

Researchers at the University of Porto, Portugal are investigating the untapped potential of video "exergames" as tools for exercise and sports training. With the ever-increasing popularity of video games, strong evidence has suggested that the sedentary natures of these games [...]

MINDWALKER: Using Biosignals to Create a Powerful New Exoskeleton

December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Research Videos|

Every year, there are 11,000 people across all of Europe that suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). In hopes of improving the quality of life for all SCI patients, a team of researchers is working to create a groundbreaking new [...]

Cutting edge research at NMRL – Inching towards developing true bionic legs that can improve the quality of life of patients with lower limb amputations

November 12th, 2014|Categories: Research Videos|

The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) lead by Dr. Helen Huang investigates the control mechanism of neuromuscular system in normal and neurologically disordered persons. Dr. Huang and her team has successfully developed an advanced neural-machine interfacing technologies for prosthetics, orthotics, [...]

EMG monitored Wii-based Movement Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

November 4th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Research Videos|

BACKGROUND Stroke rehabilitation is a challenging, lengthy process that patients must undergo to regain motor function. Recovery effectiveness and efficiency can be increased by further understanding the neuromuscular system during post-stroke recovery. This involves monitoring electromyographic (EMG) signals during rehabilitation, [...]