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CellulARSkin prototype
2014-06-11 04:00:06

Technische Universität München (TUM) "All systems go" for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the football championship. The Walk Again Project is an...

2014-06-03 16:24:36

FRANKLIN, Mass., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface(®), Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first ToeMotion(TM) total toe surgeries with Dr. Carl Hasselman last week at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Hasselman, who has been using the HemiCAP(®) system for almost a decade now, combined the new phalangeal implants with the existing HemiCAP(®) metatarsal implants to create a total toe joint restoration. "I have...

2014-03-29 23:04:06

On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher...

Salamander Jump Analysis Reveals Unexpected Twist
2014-01-22 15:45:14

Northern Arizona University A small, secretive creature with unlikely qualifications for defying gravity may hold the answer to an entirely new way of getting off the ground. Salamanders—or at least several species of the Plethodontidae family—can jump, and humans would like to know a lot more about it. “This particular jump is unique in the world,” said graduate researcher Anthony Hessel. “That’s why I think a lot of people are finding this very interesting.” The...

2013-09-08 23:03:40

With exercise and sports fields more popular and lucrative than ever, Wexford University now offers an online continuing education course in Biomechanics and Human Movement. The course, which is open to everyone, results in a Certificate of Advanced Achievement. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 Studying how athletes move, work, excel and avoid injury is a hot field for anyone interested in working with professional athletes, weekend warriors and everyone in between....

2013-08-16 23:17:28

The lumbar region is crucial for the rest of the body to work efficiently. At such a compromised spot, the area is prone to injury, whether it is from overexertion, obesity, age, occupational hazards, sports, which makes understanding this region a priority. WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 The lumbar region is crucial for the rest of the body to work efficiently. At such a compromised spot, the area is prone to injury, whether it is from overexertion, obesity, age, occupational...

2013-07-03 23:16:38

A new scholarly journal focusing on accident prevention and occupant protection – specifically accident reconstruction, injury investigation, intra-vehicle safety mechanisms, and mitigation related to human travel – is now available from SAE International. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 A new scholarly journal focusing on accident prevention and occupant protection – specifically accident reconstruction, injury investigation, intra-vehicle safety mechanisms, and mitigation...

Missing Link Mollusk In 3D
2012-10-04 07:10:24

[ Watch the Video: Virtual Reconstruction of Kulindroplax ℠Missing Link´ Mollusk ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What came first, shelled forms like clams and snails, or their shell-less, worm-like relatives? A small new fossil recently found in Great Britain may finally end the long-running debate about mollusks, one of life's most diverse invertebrate groups. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Imperial College...

2012-09-06 23:01:14

Leading sports science firm partners with IMG Academy to provide biomechanical analysis for athletes. Cutting edge lab to launch at Bradenton campus. Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 Motus Global, a leading human performance technology firm, has teamed up with IMG Academy as the exclusive motion capture technology provider to the world-renowned education and sports training institution. Motus will establish a studio at IMG Academy to provide cutting-edge motion capture...

2012-09-03 11:00:56

Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence. But new guidelines for physiotherapists, co-compiled by a leading academic in the field from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, aim to refresh out-dated guidelines and introduce better direction for physiotherapists who work with elderly people at risk of falling. As we get older our risk of falling increases, regardless of...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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