wheelchairs

Mimicking the effect of exercise with gene therapy

Hope for people whose illness or injuries mean they can’t exercise. It sounds too good to be true – and it is. But Jose Bianco Moreira and the CERG research…

The power of thought – the key to success: CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019

‘Pilots’ with physical impairments, who control computer avatars with their thoughts, will demonstrate how far brain-computer interface (BCI) research has come…

Intelligent wheelchairs, predictive prostheses

If you use a wheelchair or have a prosthetic leg, small obstacles can become insurmountable barriers. Now, researchers at Fraunhofer IPA have developed a way…

The “MeBot” robotic wheelchair can climb steps on its own

Steps and curbs currently pose a significant issue for wheelchair users. Even the most modern technologies are unable to surmount these obstacles automatically…

Advances made in walking, running robots

By achieving an optimal approach with robotic mechanisms, studies are moving closer to robots that could take on dangerous missions in the military, create…

Battery-powered vehicles to be revolutionized by Universite de Montreal technology

Thousands of small electric scooters, bicycles and wheelchairs throughout Europe and Asia are powered by LifePO4 –- a material used in advanced lithium-ion…