Innovation Spotlight

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Suffering a stroke instantly changes a life, and it’s even more challenging when complications such as motor impairment occur. Researchers with backgrounds in neural plasticity and mixed realities recently came together to develop a low-cost, virtual reality motor rehabilitation solution, and early results look promising. Their idea? Leveraging neurofeedback in...

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Ballistocardiography—or, the graphical representation of the body’s movements in response to the heartbeat—is a promising, newly revived technique that may soon make it to the masses as a wearable medical device. At least if things bode well for the engineers designing the world’s first prototype of a patch that can ...

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Researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have created a first-of-its-kind system that combines MRI imaging and robotics through a special motor-control technology – and the results could mean a more-effective way to treat conditions such as Parkinson’s, severe depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Stereotactic neurosurgery enables surgeons to target and treat...

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