rehabilitation

Robots uncover connections between mind and walking control

Robots uncover connections between mind and walking control

Researchers used robots to study how our brains adjust to changes in our walking strides, gaining insights that could be used to develop better physical rehabilitation programs.

Bringing physiotherapy home with VR

Bringing physiotherapy home with VR

Virtual reality could help physiotherapy patients complete their exercises at home successfully thanks to researchers who managed to combine VR technology with 3D motion capture.

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, the largest trial worldwide into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found.

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

Research confirms the efficiency of using computer-based programmes and virtual reality for improving children's attention and social skills.

Robotic device assists those with spinal cord injury

Robotic device assists those with spinal cord injury

Engineers have developed a robotic device that can be used to assist and train people with SCIs to sit more stably by improving their trunk control.

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

A scientist thinks the future of health care looks like the blinking check engine light on the dashboard of your car.

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