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X-Ar Exoskeletal Arm Support Wins Top Ergonomics Award at 2011 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition | Business Wire

X-Ar Exoskeletal Arm Support Wins Top Ergonomics Award at 2011 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition | Business Wire | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
X-Ar Exoskeletal Arm Support Wins Top Ergonomics Award At 2011 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (http://t.co/eGLOWKx4 X-Ar Exoskeletal Arm Support Wins Top Ergonomics Award...
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Artificial Brain Controlled Upperlimb Prosthesis

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Advanced Bionics Launches the Harmony Sound Processor for C1 ...

Advanced Bionics Launches the Harmony Sound Processor for C1 ... | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

Valencia, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2010 Advanced Bionics, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of cochlear implants (or “bionic ears”), is pleased to announce the approval and subsequent launch of the Harmony (TM) ...

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Telehealth and Telerehabilitation Improvements « Tutor System ...

Telehealth and Telerehabilitation Improvements « Tutor System ... | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

As reported in the August edition of the journal Stroke on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, an at-home, telehealth-based stroke rehabilitation program assisted patients regain lower body function. Researchers from the Regenstrief ...

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ACTION ARM

ACTION ARM | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

The Action Arm is an arm support for feeding designed for use by individuals with neurological or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This device features multiple joints that simulate the motions of the human arm and provides variable repetition and kinesthetic feedback. The unit is equipped with adjustable resistance and range of motion, and the stylus adjusts to hold writing or eating utensils. It has a flexible mounting system.

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Price: 149.00.

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A2 Compliant Arm | Meka Robotics

A2 Compliant Arm | Meka Robotics | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

The Meka A2 Compliant Arm is a lightweight seven degree-of-freedom force controlled arm. Designed to match the size and shape of a small adult, it is the ideal platform for researchers interested in manipulation for human environments.

The A2 nearly matches the scale and workspace of a human arm. It features high-strength force-controlled actuators, intrinsic physical compliance, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive gearheads, and the Meka M3 real-time manipulation control system.

The A2 is available as a single arm or as a bimanual manipulator. It provides plug-and-play support for the T2 Humanoid Torso, S2 or S3 head, and the G2 or H2 hand.

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Stratasys 3D-Printed Magic Arms

Stratasys 3D-Printed Magic Arms | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
2-year old Emma was born with arthrogryposis and unable to move her arms. With the help of a Stratasys 3D printer and Philadelphia hospital design engineer, Whitney Sample, built Emma’s “magic arms.” Engineering a difference.
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Kickstart mechanical orthosis puts a spring in your step, no batteries required

Kickstart mechanical orthosis puts a spring in your step, no batteries required | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

The Kickstart is a wearable mechanical device that uses kinetic energy generated when walking to help improve the gait of people who have difficulty walking.

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Walkbot exoskeleton rehabilitates stroke survivors

Walkbot exoskeleton rehabilitates stroke survivors | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
A Korean company has commercialized a robotic walking gait rehabilitation system.
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I'd say this looks like a bad case of industrial designers gone wild! What a monstrosity. Not only is the pelvis rigidly supported by a suspension arm which is was inartfully hidden in the video, but the user still has to wear a corset support from overhead. Well done!

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This Light, Affordable Exoskeleton Could Help The Paralyzed Walk Again

Brian Shaffer’s kids call him Iron Man. He was paralyzed from the waist down in a motor accident, and has been testing out a new robotic exoskeleton that is changing the way he moves.
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More detail on the rehab exo from Vanderbilt that Parker Hannefin has licensed.

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Exoskeleton technology: an interview with Larry Jasinski, CEO, ARGO Medical Technologies

Exoskeleton technology: an interview with Larry Jasinski, CEO, ARGO Medical Technologies | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Exoskeleton technology is a rapidly emerging medical field using a combination of sensors, motors, computer based control systems and rechargeable batteries in the form of a skeleton that fits onto the legs and hips of an individual – called an...
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NASA Transforms Its Robot Astronaut Into An Exoskeleton Fit For Iron Man

NASA Transforms Its Robot Astronaut Into An Exoskeleton Fit For Iron Man | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
NASA’s Robonaut, and subsequent Robonaut 2, have made countless headlines for potentially replacing astronauts in space. But now, score one for the meatbags.
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CYBERDYNE - Applying Exo for exercise training

CYBERDYNE - Applying Exo for exercise training | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

Looks like Cyberdyne is expanding the applications for its HAL system

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Amit Goffer : Rewalk system for paraplegics

Watch the remarkable story of Shamengo pioneer Amit Goffer, whose uniquely designed support system gives paraplegics the chance to walk again. Want to join o...

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iWalk: First Miss. vet fitted with new state-of-the-art artificial limb - Jackson Clarion Ledger

iWalk: First Miss. vet fitted with new state-of-the-art artificial limb - Jackson Clarion Ledger | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
First Miss. vet fitted with new state-of-the-art artificial limbJackson Clarion LedgerThe attention also shone on the iWalk BiOM, which at 4.5 pounds weighs about as much as a small dog.
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Children's Hospital Boston Sends Telepresence Robots Home With Post-Op Patients - Telepresence Options

Children's Hospital Boston Sends Telepresence Robots Home With Post-Op Patients - Telepresence Options | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
OutpatientSurgery.netChildren's Hospital Boston Sends Telepresence Robots Home With Post-Op PatientsTelepresence OptionsDecember 14, 2011 by Clay Dillow via PopSci.com -- Children's Hospital Boston is sending some bedside manner home with its...
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QUAN to Offer Revolutionary Robotic Limbs for Wounded Veterans - AZoRobotics

QUAN to Offer Revolutionary Robotic Limbs for Wounded Veterans - AZoRobotics | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

QUAN to Offer Revolutionary Robotic Limbs for Wounded VeteransAZoRoboticsBy Andy Choi Quantum International prepares to provide bionic solutions to an extensive population of patients.

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Robots and video games helping patients walk again -

Robots and video games helping patients walk again - | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

Look at device: Robots and video games helping patients walk again. "So at this point she's at 100% of the robot working so the robot is doing the majority of the work. I'm going to drop her down slowly and have her do more and more work," said Simpson.

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DVICE: Robotics group unveils next-gen wheelchair called the Rodem

DVICE: Robotics group unveils next-gen wheelchair called the Rodem | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

[Old news...] A group of Japanese researchers from the Veda International Robot Research and Development Centre have unveiled a vehicle they hope will become the next generation wheelchair for the country's rapidly aging population. 

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Virtual reality lets amputees train with a prosthesis

Virtual reality lets amputees train with a prosthesis | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

Wearing a VR headset and sensors, users can practise controlling a prosthetic limb without risking damage to themselves or their surroundings...

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Exoskeleton gives man chance to walk again | WTNH.com Connecticut

Exoskeleton gives man chance to walk again | WTNH.com Connecticut | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

Cutting edge technology has a Darien man taking miraculous steps.

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Argo Medical refreshes ReWalk Rehabilitation exoskeleton

Argo Medical refreshes ReWalk Rehabilitation exoskeleton | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Roughly two years after the launch of the ReWalk, Argo Medical Technologies is getting ready to refresh its assisted walking exoskeleton. The 2.0 version
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Happy to see continuous improvement. 

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Parker Hannifin developing robotic exoskeleton to help paralyzed people walk (video)

Parker Hannifin developing robotic exoskeleton to help paralyzed people walk (video) | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Industrial giant Parker Hannifin is developing a human exoskeleton that would help paralyzed people walk, a big change for a company that has spent nearly 100 years supplying parts to other manufacturers.
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Another entry into the game, Parker is a new name

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Japanese Robot Has Muscles And Bones

Japanese Robot Has Muscles And Bones | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Tokyo revealed their most human like robot at the 2012 Humanoid conference,
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Comparable to Festo's effort.

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Nasa Unveils 'Iron Man' Exoskeleton

Nasa Unveils 'Iron Man' Exoskeleton | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Nasa has unveiled a powered robotic exoskeleton, which it hopes will help astronauts stay healthier in space - by making it harder to walk. The space agency likened its new X1 suit to that worn by the superhero Iron Man.
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