Learning to walk again

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…

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High-tech help for hearing

What do cell phones, TV’s, and hearing aids have in common? They are all getting smaller and smarter with new advances every year. Gone are the days of oversized hearing…

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Let’s loop San Antonio

An estimated 36 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Even when using the best hearing aids, some…

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A viewfinder for veins

It’s an unavoidable part of almost any hospital stay — having blood drawn or an IV line inserted. The process becomes a little more complicated when the nurse has trouble…

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Up on two feet again

It looks like something out of science fiction. But a new bionic suit being used at University Health System is helping patients with paralysis or lower extremity weakness regain strength…

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A personal trainer for your wrist

It’s like they suddenly blossomed on wrists across America — those little rubbery bracelets with names like Fitbit and Jawbone. They’re digital fitness trackers — high-tech descendents of those little…

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