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Student-built wheelchair runs indefinitely on solar power

Student-built wheelchair runs indefinitely on solar power | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A solar-powered wheelchair designed by students at the University of Virginia has won first prize in a competition, Change My Life in One Minute, to mark World Cerebral Palsy Day. Entrants to the competition were asked to come up with an innovation that could make a significant difference to a person with a disability. The solar-powered wheelchair can run continuously powered only by the sun.

 

 

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Mindwalker mind-controlled exoskeleton could help the disabled walk again

Mindwalker mind-controlled exoskeleton could help the disabled walk again | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The Mindwalker (or Mind-controlled orthosis and VR-training environment for walk empowering) project proposes that the damaged spinal cord be bypassed altogether, instead routing brain signals directly to a robotic exoskeleton in a bid to get patients back on their feet. Its development involved researchers collaborating across several European countries.

 

 

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Robotic CORBYS platform uses patient feedback to help stroke victims walk again

Robotic CORBYS platform uses patient feedback to help stroke victims walk again | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The EU-funded CORBYS project aims to make such therapy easier for everyone involved by using a powered orthosis to move the patient’s legs in response to feedback from their brain.

 

 

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