Gait & Balance


‘Smart Sock’ Aims to Reduce Inpatient Falls

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Palarum LLC have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Program (CRADA) to evaluate the Palarum PUP (Patient is UP) Fall Prevention System designed to reduce inpatient falls.



Grant Funds Next Step in Study to Assess Duchenne Progression Via Biomarkers

Duchenne UK, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) announce a joint grant of $686,500 to Dr William Evans (principal investigators) at the University of California, Berkeley to use a novel method to measure changes in total muscle mass in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients through biomarkers in urine samples.

Home & Daily Living


Home Instead Rolls Out Contactless Gift-Giving

For the past 17 years, Home Instead has delivered presents and essential items to seniors during the holidays via its "Be a Santa to a Senior" program. This year, Home Instead is teaming with Amazon Business to create a contactless gift-giving experience for volunteers and recipients.



Top 20 Wheelchair-Friendly College Campuses Named in New Guide

Wheelchair lifestyle magazine New Mobility, a membership publication of United Spinal Association, has released Wheels on Campus, a comprehensive college guide for wheelchair users that identifies 20 wheelchair-friendly campuses and cultures that promote an inclusive college experience.

Orthotics & Prosthetics


Hanger Study Compares Microprocessor Knee Models

Hanger Inc announces the results of its Outcomes ASsessment and DISsemination (OASIS) 1 study. Published in the Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, it evaluates the effectiveness of four common microprocessor-controlled knee (MPK) models.