Tag: Rehab

Artificial Sensory Nerve Made of Flexible Organic Electronics

Scientists at Stanford and Seoul National University managed to build artificial tactile sensory nerves out of flexible organic electronics. The system is able to detect pressures down to 1 kilopascal and to do so in clusters that mimic the sensitivity of natural skin. Using their device the investigators were able to read Braille as would [&hellip (Read more...)

Blind People Can Now Play Car Racing Video Games

Blind people and others with serious visual impairments aren’t known for playing a lot of video games. Yet, a graduate student at Columbia University has developed a system that allows completely blind people to drive racing cars in video games. Called the RAD, or Racing Auditory Display, the system converts different information about what i (Read more...)

Xbox Adaptive Controller Makes Gaming More Accessible For All

Since the birth of home video game systems in the 1970’s, the controller has advanced and evolved just as much as the video games themselves. However, game controllers have always largely catered to players with two hands and normal mobility. To allow more users with limited mobility to enjoy gaming, tech giant Microsoft has introduced [&hell (Read more...)

Virtual Reality Project to Improve Stroke Recovery Outcomes

The Kessler Foundation is partnering with Virtualware Group, a company focusing on virtual reality (VR) technologies, to develop a therapeutic product for addressing spatial neglect in post stroke patients. The so-called VR-SRT System will use gaming virtual reality technology to get patients to participate willingly and meaningfully in their recov (Read more...)

Robot Learns How to Dress People Through Computer Simulations

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a technique that allowed a robot to teach itself to pull a hospital gown onto someone’s arm. By analyzing nearly 11,000 computer simulations of the procedure, the robot learned how to successfully pull the gown over an arm without imparting dangerous forces. The technique could lead to robotic system (Read more...)