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Toyota’s Welwalk Robot Brace Helps Stroke Victims Walk Again

Toyota will commercialize in Japan the Welwalk WW-1000 rehabilitation assist robotic system that helps stroke victims get back on their feet and walking again. Toyota plans to rent 100 units to Japanese medical centers beginning in September. There will be a set up cost of 1 million yen ($9,173) and a monthly fee of 350,000 yen ($3,210).
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Toyota’s Welwalk Robot Brace Helps Stroke Victims Walk Again
By Tim Hornyak · 13 April, 2017 • Toyota will commercialize in Japan the Welwalk WW-1000 rehabilitation assist robotic system that helps stroke victims get back on their feet and walking again. Toyota plans to rent 100 units to Japanese medical centers beginning in September. There will be a set up cost of 1 million yen ($9,173) and a monthly fee of 350,000 yen ($3,210).
Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2017 • The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid so the robot "will be little to no cost to the user."
Robots and the Fight Against Cancer
By Oliver Mitchell · 18 March, 2017 • The latest weapon in the fight against cancer could be a swarm of microrobots that could invasively attack cancer cells.
Wearable Robots Hope to Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Steve Crowe · 15 March, 2017 • Researchers are developing wearable robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery designed to give surgeons more natural and dexterous movement than current surgical robots offer. This Horizon 2020 project stems from a need for better tools in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
Loomo Robot is Singapore’s New Elderly Care Nurse
By Steve Crowe · 3 March, 2017 • Team Botler won the MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics hackathon by using Segway Robotics' Loomo robot to turn an ordinary wheelchair into a self-driving wheelchair.
ElliQ Robot Maker Intuition Robotics Raises Funding from iRobot
By Steve Crowe · 14 February, 2017 • Intuition Robotics has announced funding from iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6 million across various funding instruments.
Meet Sii: A Social Interface for Assistive Robots
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2017 • In its effort to build assistive robots, Trinity College Dublin has developed the socially intelligent interface (Sii), a light-weight, 3D-printed robotic head that can express emotions and has three degrees of freedom.
Wearable AI Teaches Social Skills
By Steve Crowe · 1 February, 2017 • Using a Samsung Simband, MIT CSAIL has developed a wearable AI that analyzes audio and measures movement, heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature to help detect the tone of a conversation and help people better understand social interactions.
IBM: AI Will Transform Mental Health in 5 Years
By RT Staff · 27 January, 2017 • IBM predicts that in five years artificial intelligence will be able to detect and monitor mental health issues by analyzing patterns of speech and writing.
Quarterback Drones Show Off Passing Skills at NFL Pro Bowl
By Steve Crowe · 27 January, 2017 • Watch DJI Inspire 1 drones show of their passing skills at the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Competition in Orlando.
AI Now Predicts Heart Failure
By RT Staff · 19 January, 2017 • Artificial intelligence can now predict when patients with a heart disorder will die.
Top 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
By Eugene Demaitre · 9 January, 2017 • Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles.
Best Robots at CES Unveiled 2017
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2017 • AI, drones and robots made some noise at CES Unveiled 2017 in Las Vegas.
FAULHABER Series 2057 Motor Serves Healthcare Handpieces
By RT Staff · 27 December, 2016 • The new FAULHABER Series 2057 BHS brushless DC servo motor is designed to be robust and high-speed for medical and dental handpieces.
Chess-Playing Robot Wants to Put CES 2017 in Checkmate
By Steve Crowe · 9 December, 2016 • Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its chess-playing companion robot that will challenge attendees at Tech East, Westgate in booth 2015. It's probably not as smart as IBM's Deep Blue, but the robot can pick up chess pieces and move them around.

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