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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.
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.
PABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable
By Steve Crowe · 2 December, 2016 • The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist.
IBM Watson Previews AI-Powered Medical Image Analysis
By RT Staff · 29 November, 2016 • IBM Watson Health has created AI-powered medical image analysis solutions designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.
Machine Learning Could Help Screen Kids for Speech Disorders
By MIT News · 22 September, 2016 • A new computer system developed by MIT can automatically screen young children for speech and language disorders and, potentially, even provide specific diagnoses.
Podcast: Inside WPI’s AIM Robotics Lab
By Steve Crowe · 18 July, 2016 • An inside look at WPI's Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Research Laboratory and the work being done to create medical robots and robot-assisted surgery.
Assistive Robots Vital to Future of Elder Care
By Rebecca A. Hill · 1 June, 2016 • With an aging population and a shortage of healthcare professionals, high mortality rates and re-admission likely will occur. If there was ever a time for assistive robots to step in, now would be the time.
Tiny Origami Robot is an Ingestible Surgeon
By MIT News · 13 May, 2016 • Robot unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery stuck to wall of simulated stomach.
Podcast: Robots Revolutionizing Autism Therapy
By Steve Crowe · 13 May, 2016 • Jared Peters, co-founder of Origami Robotics, has been an autism educator for twelve years and has spent thousands of hours with kids on the spectrum. Peters joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how robots are revolutionizing autism therapy and how this area of robotics will continue to improve.
How UCLA Uses a Robot Arm to Study Knee Injuries
By Judy Lin, UCLA Media Relations · 27 January, 2016 • UCLA is using an industrial robot arm from KUKA Robotics to simulate the extreme forces athletes’ knees endure, shedding new light on how the knee works, how it gets injured and how best to repair it.
CMU’s Robotic Leg Gives Amputees Better Balance
By RT Staff · 20 November, 2015 • Carnegie Mellon University has developed a control strategy based on human reflexes that has shown promise in simulation, producing stable walking gaits over uneven terrain and better recovery from trips and shoves.

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