Featured Project: Robotic Hand Rehabilitation Device with 2 DOF

The HERRI hand rehabilitation system, developed at the Biomedical Mechatronics lab at Northeastern University, is composed of a 2-DoF robotic interface, virtual environment, practitioner’s graphical user interface (GUI), and the auxiliary control hardware/software. The patient manipulates the robotic hand interface just like a joystick to navigate in a virtual environment (i.e. maze game) while the robot applies force fields to the patient’s hand. The device is intended to aid motor recovery in post-stroke patients through repetitive and coordinated motions for task specific exercises.

August 23, 2012 ·



New crowdfunding sites apply Kickstarter model to health and medicine

Scientists looking for for research funding and health-care entrepreneurs seeking venture funding may now have two new options: Medstartr and IAMScientist. The recently launched startups aim to capitalize on the successful model used by crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter to provide a platform for researchers and innovators to build awareness and raise capital.

July 24, 2012 ·