News tagged with everyday tasks

New metric to track prosthetic arm progress

Amputees with a new prosthetic arm must learn how to use their device to perform everyday tasks that were once second nature. Taking off a shirt becomes a conscious, multistep effort: grasp the shirt, lift ...

Oct 31, 2012
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Americans living longer, more healthy lives

Thanks to medical advances, better treatments and new drugs not available a generation ago, the average American born today can expect to live 3.8 years longer than a person born two decades ago. Despite all these new technologies, ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Mending the brain with a mechanical glove

Northeastern University student-researchers have created a post-stroke rehabilitation glove designed to increase hand strength through finger extension and improve cognitive ability to complete everyday tasks ...

Feb 29, 2012
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