Redliner™: Activity Monitor for Wheelchair Users

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Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed Redliner™, a wheelchair activity monitor that can measure upper body over-exertion for wheelchair users, a situation the research team calls “Redlining”. The device is ‘worn by the wheelchair’ and includes a sensor system that connects to mobile devices like cell-phones. The Redliner acivity monitor can display wheel […]

Flexible-Base Electrode Array and Method of Manufacture

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University of Alberta researchers have developed an electrode array supported by a flexible base that can be used for both stimulation and recording of neurons in the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system), and in the peripheral nervous system. The design incorporates a silicon elastomer base with ultra-fine microwires which are coiled within the […]

Myoelectric Training Tool

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Dr. Jason Carey and his team at the University of Alberta have developed software for training and evaluation of upper-limb amputees in advance of receiving myoelectric prosthesis. The training/evaluation tool can be used to aid the rehabilitation of patients who have received targeted muscle reinnervation surgery as well as for patients with amputation at the […]