A paper titled “A novel neck brace to characterize neck mobility after neck surgery in cancer patients” is now available on Wearable Technologies. This work was collaborated with researchers from the Robotics and Rehabilitation (ROAR) Lab at Columbia University.Continue reading
An Unmet Clinical Need
Head drop is a devastating condition in patients with a neurological disorder, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In ALS, the patients progressively lose muscle strengths and currently there is no cure. Due to weakness, a patient may have difficulty to hold the head upright or move it around. Head drop also blocks the airway of a patient, making it challenging to breathe, swallow, and speak.