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quadriplegic

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Neurobridge device allows quadriplegic to move his own hand

A quadriplegic man has become the first to move his own hand just by using his thoughts, using a new device that bypasses the injured site.

By June 24, 2014

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Game controller for quadriplegics responds to mouth movements

The QuadStick turns to Kickstarter to launch a game controller for people with limited mobility.

By February 5, 2014

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Thief steals iPhone from quadriplegic

A man who relies on an iPhone to communicate has it stolen from the tray of his wheelchair in the lobby of a Staten Island apartment building.

By December 9, 2012

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FDA clears ReWalk exoskeleton that lets paraplegics walk again

Following the EU's lead, the US finally allows people with spinal cord injuries to buy the motorized system that lets them independently stand upright, turn, and walk.

By June 26, 2014

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At Indy 500, paralyzed driver will steer by head tilts alone

Using his head to maneuver a customized Corvette, racer Sam Schmidt, a quadriplegic, will drive laps during race festivities.

By May 9, 2014

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Paralyzed artist paints with mind alone

A woman with Lou Gehrig's disease paints using software that lets her control digital brushes with brainwaves. Now, thanks to a crowdfunding push, she's realizing her dream to exhibit her work.

By July 13, 2013

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PR2 robot helps quadriplegic man shave himself

The experiment is part of a broader effort to use robots to help people with reduced mobility, as well as seniors.

By July 14, 2011

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Robots in development can reach out and touch someone

Georgia Tech team is working on a robotic arm that can "feel" through clutter to reach something, a common search-and-rescue task.

By May 1, 2013

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PR2 maker Willow Garage turns to commercial robotics

Following a report that it will close, the popular startup says it will instead become a self-sustaining company.

By February 11, 2013

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Brain implants let paralyzed woman move robot arm

Thanks to electrodes in her brain, quadriplegic Jan Scheuermann can manipulate objects for the first time in years.

By December 17, 2012