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Tuesday, April 26, 2005
  The Whitaker Foundation: Robotic Therapy Device for Stroke Recovery
Bioengineers from Arizona State University and Kinetic Muscles Inc. have built a robotic exoskeleton arm to aid in the retraining of limbs for stroke survivors. Apparently this kind of rehabilitation is damn expensive, taking up to 4% of the national health budget (according to the National Institue of Health). The thought goes that stroke survivors would be able to use these exoskeletons (maybe in the comfort of their own homes?) instead of having a personl trainer work with them. This would be more cost effective and make therapy more widely available, or at least that's what I think. But hey, I'm no expert. More info here via BoingBoing
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