Researchers explore the potential of an exoskeleton patients can control with their brains
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal looked on as Roger Rovekamp, wearing a skullcap covered in electrodes, took halting steps, each leg moved by the robotic exoskeleton wrapped around his body.
Researchers examine mechanical bases for the emergence of undulatory swimmers
How do fish swim? It is a simple question, but there is no simple answer.
MYO armband to muscle into computer control (w/ video)
Six degrees of inclination
(Phys.org)—Stay in a tilted bed for weeks with your head at the lower end and your body starts to change as if it were ageing prematurely or living in space. Twelve volunteers in ESA's bedrest study are ...
Sleeping for science: What can we learn?
(Phys.org)—Why are 12 volunteers about to spend 21 days in bed, lying with their heads tilted below the horizontal? Their experience will help to understand and address changes in astronauts' bodies in ...
1960s-era anti-cancer drug points to treatments for Lou Gehrig's disease
A long-used anti-cancer drug could be a starting point to develop new treatments for the incurable nerve disease known as Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists are reporting. ...
New sensation: Phones that let you feel the world
(AP) -- Sure, today's phones can deliver the sound of a heartbeat. But how would you like to actually feel the throbbing?
Tracking genes' remote controls
As an embryo develops, different genes are turned on in different cells, to form muscles, neurons and other bodily parts. Inside each cell's nucleus, genetic sequences known as enhancers act like remote controls, ...
Canada okays 'liberation therapy' trials
Canada will fund clinical trials for a controversial multiple sclerosis treatment that targets blocked neck veins, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Wednesday.
Exercise Key to Older Adult Fall Prevention
(PhysOrg.com) -- Being able to stay in their homes and remain independent is a daily struggle for many older adults. As we age we tend to lose our flexibility, our connective tissue tightens and we have prolonged reaction ...
Report shows motor control exercises reduce persistent low-back pain
Motor control exercises, when performed in conjunction with other forms of therapy, can significantly reduce pain and disability in patients with persistent low back pain, according to a new systematic review published in ...