News tagged with arm function

Robot-delivered speech and physical therapy

(Medical Xpress)—In one of the earliest experiments using a humanoid robot to deliver speech and physical therapy to a stroke patient, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst saw notable ...

Mar 21, 2013
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Secondhand smoke may harm heart function

(HealthDay) -- For nonsmokers, exposure to low levels of secondhand smoke for just 30 minutes can cause significant damage to the lining of their blood vessels, the results of a new study indicate.

May 14, 2012
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Virtual reality may help adults recover from stroke

Early results suggest that using virtual reality (VR) human-computer interfaces might help adult stroke patients regain arm function and improve their ability to perform standard tasks, when compared to patients who don't ...

Sep 07, 2011
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Rehab robots lend stroke patients a hand

Robot-assisted therapy has measurable benefits for patients with a weaker arm following a stroke. This is according to new research featured in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation, published by SAGE, which is the first to use ...

Aug 11, 2011
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