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Diwakar Vaish's mind-reading wheelchair is giving back control to patients

Diwakar Vaish's mind-reading wheelchair is giving back control to patients

Think and you move. For those who have no control over their limbs, this is dream come true. Diwakar Vaish, head of Robotics and Research of A-Set Training and Research Institute, has made this possible by developing a mind-controlled wheelchair.

Bell’s palsy: What is it? Who gets it? Risk factors and symptoms to look for!

Bell’s palsy: What is it? Who gets it? Risk factors and symptoms to look for!

Facial weakness or paralysis can also be a sign of a more serious condition, such as a stroke, apart from being a symptom of Bell’s palsy.

Do you know that bacteria in undercooked chicken can lead to paralysis? - Read

Do you know that bacteria in undercooked chicken can lead to paralysis? - Read

It cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome - the leading cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis in humans, say researchers.

This 'wearable robot' may help paralysed patients stand on their feet again

This 'wearable robot' may help paralysed patients stand on their feet again

Scientists have come up with a wearable lower-limb robot exoskeleton that they claim might help paralysed patients regain ability to walk.

Lower-limb wearing robot to help paralytic patients move

Lower-limb wearing robot to help paralytic patients move

Researchers from Beihang University in China and Aalborg University in Denmark developed the wearable robot to greatly improve patients' comfort and willingness to wear it for gait rehabilitation.

This device can help paralysed people exercise easily - Read

The low-cost device, with the trade name gripAble, consists of a lightweight electronic handgrip, which interacts wirelessly with a standard PC tablet to enable the user to play arm-training games. 

Armed with a brush, a dalit fights paralysis with miniature art

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Around 15 years ago Ranjit Kumar Regar, a dalit man from the beautiful city of Udaipur in Southern Rajasthan met with a fatal accident when he fell from a roof and got paralysed.

Air pollution key risk factor for stroke worldwide: Study

The findings showed that about a third (29.2 per cent) of global disability associated with stroke such as loss of vision and/or speech, paralysis and confusion, is linked to air pollution (including environmental air pollution and household air pollution). 

First case of Zika virus infection linked to paralysis

In a first, a 15-year-old girl diagnosed with paralysis-causing myelitis was found to be infected by Zika virus, French researchers have reported.

Will 'dangerous' Khesari dal be back on your plate?

Will 'dangerous' Khesari dal be back on your plate?

Amid the debate over safety of two-minute noodles Maggi, Indian authorities have cleared a pulses' variety which was deemed unfit for consumption till now.

Brain control helps paralysed man walk again

 In a world's first such experiment, scientists have used non-invasive direct brain control system to get a person - with complete paralysis in both legs owing to spinal cord injury - to walk again.

'Polio-like virus in US shows magnitude of eradication task'

The discovery of a new polio-like virus in the US, which has led to 100 children developing paralysis, underlines how much work is still to be done to eradicate the crippling disease, a UK charity group said.

Army officer treated with new cell-based therapy

A senior army officer, who suffered a severe spinal injury causing partial paralysis, has been cured after successfully undergoing a new stem cell therapy at a hospital here, authorities said on Thursday.

Device designed for paralytics to talk through

A British mechanical engineering student has designed a low-cost digital letter board that allows victims of paralysis to communicate without the need of an interpreter.

Teenager cured of paralysis with new therapy

A teenaged girl, suffering from partial paralysis due to a spinal tumour, has been cured after successfully undergoing the Human Embryonic Stem Cell (HESC) therapy at a city hospital here, authorities said on Monday.

Neurointervention technique helps 60-year-old overcome partial paralysis

A 60 year-old man, who suffered an acute stroke leading to partial body paralysis, was saved by performing a neurointervention technique at a city hospital, hospital authorities said on Saturday.

Paralysed Indian gets Rs 2.55 cr relief for road mishap in UAE

A 30-year-old Indian in the UAE has been awarded over Rs 2.5 crore in compensation for a road accident which left him paralysed in 2013, three months after his marriage, media reported on Friday.

Samples taken from two kids sent to Lucknow for polio tests

Bihar government has sent samples taken from two children to Lucknow for laboratory tests amid suspicion of poliomyelitis, better known as polio, a viral disease that induces crippling paralysis among children.

Indian man in US semi-paralysed after police pat-down; Alabama cop under investigation

A 57-year-old Indian man from Gujarat was left partiallly paralysed during police pat-down in Madison after he was pinned down on the ground as he tried to resist the cop, reports said Thursday.

Genetic errors linked to more ALS cases than thought

New research has thrown up evidence suggesting genetic mutations may contribute to more cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than scientists earlier believed.