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April 16, 2011

Mtg: Robotic Rehabilitation with the Bionic Leg

by @ 12:10 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY April 20, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Robert Horst, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Tibion Corporation
Time: Optional dinner: Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Tibion is an emerging medical device company pioneering the use of novel bionic technology for stroke rehabilitation. This talk will discuss the engineering, clinical and market challenges in taking a medical device from initial idea to viable business. Tibion has developed the Bionic Leg, a wearable powered assistive leg brace that includes a high-torque actuator, electronics, sensors, and embedded firmware. The device amplifies the residual intention of stroke patients and provides assistance for sit-to-stand, walking, and stair climbing as well as controlled resistance for stand-to-sit and stair descent. The device is now in use in over a dozen clinics and has been shown to be an effective tool for use by therapists in gait retraining of patients with neuromuscular deficiencies.

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