The robots are coming – and they are here to help

As Europe's population ages, the number of people requiring rehabilitation following neurological diseases such as stroke is expected to rise. Specialist care from physiotherapists and occupational therapists offers a chance ...

British astronaut runs marathon in space (Update)

British astronaut Tim Peake ran a marathon in space in record time on Sunday, strapped into a treadmill on the International Space Station as thousands ran the London Marathon below.

British astronaut to run a marathon in space

A British astronaut will attempt to run a digital version of the London Marathon in space, as part of his 173-day mission to the International Space Station.

Researchers study the biomechanics of locomotion

Rodger Kram, a faculty member in the integrative physiology department and an expert on human locomotion, has a fond place in his heart for kangaroos. A few decades ago he and colleagues measured the gait and metabolism of ...

How does exercise work in zero-G?

Here's the thing about going to the International Space Station: No one can predict what you'll need to do during your six-month stay there. Maybe something breaks and you need to go "outside" to fix it, in a spacesuit. Maybe ...

Crowdfunding aims to help students follow their dreams

A new crowdfunding platform that lets investors back individual people rather than specific ideas or projects will be piloted at the University of Michigan and four other universities this fall, company officials announced ...

Crocodiles rock the treadmill for research

Crocodiles have been put through their paces on a treadmill as part of a James Cook University research project to help determine which muscles they use to breathe.

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