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2014-02-24 16:25:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's hard to put yourself in the position of others, but, imagine: You've woken up from what promised to be a simple surgery, except you can't move your foot. Your doctor is telling you there was a complication and your foot is paralyzed. Your foot won't have to be amputated; however, you may never walk again without the aid of a walker or a brace. Or maybe you've been dreading the time when you'd begin losing the control of your lower...

2014-02-13 08:30:53

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced the publication of the findings of the Company's INSTRIDE WalkAide trial in the peer-reviewed journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. The Company has submitted these findings to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of a request for expanded coverage for the WalkAide. The clinical trial proved that the WalkAide is equivalent to the current standard of care, the Ankle...

Bio-Inspired Robotic Device Could Help Patients With Ankle-foot Disorders
2014-01-22 08:56:06

Carnegie Mellon University A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Park, working with collaborators at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, MIT and BioSensics, developed an active orthotic device using soft plastics and composite materials,...

2013-07-16 23:00:54

Exploring the latest advancements and innovations in precision orthopedics. Alpine, UT (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Footmind Precision Orthopedics, renowned designers of elevated drop foot braces, announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations. This episode of Innovations follows Footmind and the outstanding technology behind their elevate drop foot brace. Audiences will learn about the soft, comfortable, and individually conforming ankle brace, which can be...

2013-07-09 23:21:11

Exploring the Latest Advancements and Innovations in Precision Orthopedics Alpine, UT (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Footmind Precision Orthopedics, renowned designers of elevated drop foot braces, announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Health Heroes. This episode of Health Heroes follows Footmind and the outstanding technology behind their elevate drop foot brace. Audiences will learn about the soft, comfortable, and individually conforming ankle brace, which can be...

2012-04-18 10:32:46

A team of scientists from the University of Missouri created a genetically modified mouse that mimics key features of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited neuromuscular disease affecting approximately 150,000 people in the United States. Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, is a group of progressive disorders that affects the peripheral nervous system, the part of the nervous system that connects the brain and spinal cord to targets such as muscles. The disease largely affects the distal...

2011-12-30 11:00:00

Beth Deloria of Allard USA will compete in 20 half-marathons in 2012 to encourage people with foot drop to reclaim their lives. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Marathon runner Beth Deloria, Manager of Community Outreach for Allard USA, is taking to the streets to show the thousands of Americans who suffer from foot drop that they don't have to surrender their mobility to the neuromuscular disorder. Beth will compete in a 20-race schedule of half-marathons in 2012 to demonstrate...

2011-12-12 10:58:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is new hope for children with a form of lower leg paralysis known as "foot drop" due to cerebral palsy (CP). At the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy Developmental Medicine on Saturday, October 15, researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented a study that shows the WalkAide System successfully improves mobility by significantly increasing ankle control during walking in children...

2011-10-04 14:01:00

VALENCIA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioness Inc. today announced that the company has completed the initial enrollment phase of the FASTEST study to further examine the impact of its NESS L300 wireless neurostimulation technology on individuals with foot drop as a result of stroke. The FASTEST study aims to demonstrate the superiority of the NESS L300® Foot Drop System over standard therapy with an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), and has enrolled 176 patients at 11...

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2011-09-25 06:49:00

Researchers in the Netherlands have built a prototype device that could help patients who have suffered a stroke or spinal injury improve their movement, BBC News Health Reporter Neil Bowdler wrote on Friday. The device, Bowdler says, is known as the Lower-extremity Powered ExoSkeleton (LOPES), and it "works by training the body and mind of a patient to recover a more natural step." LOPES was developed by engineers at the University of Twente in Enschede in the Netherlands. It is not a...