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The Bionic Leg is a wearable robotic trainer that is used on mobility impaired patients who need to relearn how to use their affected limb. It is used by clinicians as a tool that is designed to help strengthen stance, improve gait and enhance active motor learning.
Falls in the elderly are a major health problem. It is has emerged from data in the US that roughly 1 in 3 people over 65 fall at least once a year. Half of them experience the same again the next year.
Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS) is a novel medical treatment in which mild electrical signals stimulate branches of the trigeminal nerve in order to change the activity of targeted brain regions. The trigeminal nerve is the largest cranial nerve, and provides sensation to the face and head. Because it is a large sensory nerve, the trigeminal offers a high-bandwidth pathway for electrical signals to enter the brain. The brain areas targeted by TNS are known to play key roles in seizures, mood, and attention.
It’s not really a question of how eco-friendly or un-eco-friendly current blood glucose meters (BGMs) are compared with, say, a fridge freezer or a Boeing 747.
NICE public health guideline 38 ‘Preventing type 2 diabetes: Risk identification and interventions for individuals at high risk’ aims to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes and to offer cost effective and appropriate interventions to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Currently in the United States, there are over 1.5 million people living with Parkinson's and 50,000 new cases reported each year
Sleep disorders are a large area. We are focused on one particular type of sleep disturbance called “non-restorative” sleep. People with this problem do sleep, but they don’t wake up feeling refreshed or feeling that their sleep has had the restorative effects of healthy sleep.
The MitoTarget Project was a project funded by the European Commission, under their FP7 programme. It was funding for a call published in 2007.
Cervical Cancer is a tragic disease. First and foremost, because it is entirely preventable if the early symptoms are detected in a timely manner
BioDiem recently signed a collaborative agreement with The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) for the development of non-influenza vaccines using BioDiem’s proprietary live attenuated influenza virus (LAIV) technology.
About two years ago NeuroMetrix changed their focus from general purpose devices, used to perform nerve conduction tests, to devices designed to specifically address diabetic peripheral neuropathy or DPN.
Biomimetic bioartificial livers are liver organoids based on synthetic equivalents of the human extracellular matrix (ECM) which will be seeded with human cells.
Insomnia is a very common disorder. In medical terms it can affect a third of people. It affects elderly as well as non-elderly people, and is more common in women.
In the approximate $8 billion global spine market, the most specialized and demanding $1 billion complex spine segment includes deformity, trauma, and tumor pathologies.
Stroke is the third largest cause of death in England. (1) It is a condition that requires rapid assessment and treatment to reduce deaths, disability and the risk of having another stroke. (2)
HIV therapy has traditionally been associated with antiretrovirals, which considerably reduce the amount of virus present in the blood to nearly undetectable levels.
1. Please could you give a brief outline of robotic spine surgery and its recent history?
Robotic spine surgery is very new, less than 10 years old. There are only 10 hospitals in the US offering it and we are the second hospital in California to offer this technology.