prosthetics

Dr. Albert Chi talks to HIMSS TV at Health 2.0
By HIMSS TV September 18, 2018
*/ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
By Dave Muoio August 15, 2018
Amputees experiencing painful phantom limb sensations may be able to find some relief in a novel therapeutic approach incorporating visual and tactile sensory technologies. In recent paper published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, a team of European researchers described a virtual reality experience powered by a headset and touch-enabled prosthetics that could help...
By Heather Mack September 20, 2016
Canada-based wearable technology company Thalmic Labs, which makes the connected armband Myo, has raised $120 million in Series B funding in a round led by Intel Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund and Fidelity Investments Canada, TechCrunch has reported. The funding will support the company’s expansion of its product line, as well as hiring staff for the company’s new San Francisco office. Thalmic’s...
By Jonah Comstock August 8, 2016
Researchers at the University of California Berkeley have created a tiny sensor, the size of a grain of sand, that can sit on a nerve, muscle, or organ and monitor the electrical signals passing through it. The sensor, dubbed "neuro dust", was designed as a next-generation control interface for prostheses but could eventually turn out to have a wide range of healthcare applications.  “I think the...
By Jonah Comstock August 28, 2014
The modus health StepWatch is the kind of device the VA will reimburse for. At the beginning of this month, MobiHealthNews noted in an In-Depth report that a new class of wireless, wearable activity tracker is increasingly finding its way into the clinical space, especially to help people with movement disorders or lower body injuries. That trend just got a big boost from the US Department of...