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Learning to walk again

Categories: News  /  rehabilitation  /  Technology  /  trauma

For those who’ve found it hard to walk after an injury or a stroke, technology can help them relearn how to walk. The Ekso exoskeleton is a kind of wearable robot that allows patients to stand and walk. Sensors in the device control its movements as the patient shifts weight. “It’s kind of a training tool to help the patient figure out how to weight shift so that they can get back to the normal pattern of walking,” said Gabrielle Canales, a physical therapist at University Health System’s Reeves Rehabilitation Center, where the device is used. Ms. Canales has been …Read More >

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You versus car

Categories: Blog  /  Emergency care

It’s all too common at University Hospital for us to take care of people hit by cars and trucks while crossing the street — more than 200 a year, on average. Nationally, about one in 10 of these pedestrian injuries proves fatal, about 4,000 deaths per year. Texas ranks third in the nation in pedestrian deaths. Statistically, teens and young adults are the most likely to be rushed to emergency rooms across the country with these injuries — and a few of those have been in our local news in recent weeks. The saddest part is that almost all of …Read More >

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