Industry Insights

  1. One Wheelchair For All Situations
    10/6/2017

    Many people around the world with disabilities continuously encounter obstacles such as curbs or stairs. Recently, students at the ETHZ have developed a wheelchair that climb stairs

  2. I Just Want To Walk, Walk, Walk
    10/6/2017

    Just because someone ends up in a wheelchair on the account of paraplegia, it doesn’t mean that they will never be able to walk again. This article follows Andre van Rüschen, a paraplegic who is now able to walk on his own throughout the day, despite the fact that he has no ability to feel his legs.

  3. Training Robots Revolutionize Therapy
    10/6/2017

    At first, the new computer-controlled leg press created by Swiss robotics engineers was meant for paraplegic athletes. Now, it turns out that their Soft Robotic Training program is just as effective in rehabilitation therapy of injuries and other physical conditions.

  4. Putting The Cybathon Into Action
    10/6/2017

    Professor Robert Riener from the ETHZ was inspired by a man who climbed 103 flights of stairs in the Willis Tower in Chicago using a motorized prosthesis. This was the birth of his idea for the first Cybathlon.

  5. Improving An Arm Rehabilitation Device
    10/6/2017

    A team in the faculty for electrical engineering at the University of Ljubljana is using maxon motor drives to help improve an open-source rehabilitation robot.

  6. Competition Of The Bionic Athletes
    10/6/2017

    At the first Cybathlon games in 2016, athletes from all over the world displayed the advanced capabilities of prosthetics and assistive technology. The machine-supported athletes competed in six disciplines: prosthetic legs, prosthetic arms, exoskeletons, motorized wheelchairs, bicycle races with electric muscle stimulation, and virtual racing using thought control.

  7. Back On Her Own Two Feet
    10/6/2017

    Paraplegics are able to learn to walk and move again through intensive training, strong will, time, and with the help of modern robotic mobilization equipment. The use of robotic rehabilitation is relatively new, but specialists and therapists are becoming more and more aware of its significance, and using these aids more often. This article describes the different roles these robotic devices play in the various stages of therapy, allowing for more intensive therapy and quicker recoveries.

  8. How Collaborative Ideation Leads To Advanced In Vitro Diagnostics
    10/5/2017

    Correctly facilitated collaboration and ideation sessions can be used to generate a surplus of innovative concepts for creating a one-of-a-kind, automated medical device. This blog offers key insights on the KMC Systems’ ideation process, and how to implement these ideas into each brainstorming session.

  9. Using Device Strategy To Drive R&D Productivity
    10/5/2017

    The biopharmaceutical market faces sustained pressure from all sides to develop higher quality products at lower costs. This article delves into the challenges that return on R&D faces, and presents a connected device strategy that has revolutionized the transformation of drug delivery systems and R&D productivity.

  10. Choosing The Best Prototyping Process For Your Project
    10/3/2017

    This Proto Labs white paper demonstrates the importance of selecting the best prototyping process for every project, including the pros and cons of each process, attribute comparisons, and impact on time-to-market.