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UNB researcher using AI to make life better for people with amputations

“Prostheses give people with an amputation hope that they can restore lost abilities needed for activities of daily life,” Sensinger says. “Nonetheless, more than half of the amputees who would be candidates for an upper limb prosthesis reject them because they are slow, imprecise and complicated to operate.” Sensinger thinks this can be overcome by giving the AI in the prosthesis the ability to learn about how amputees live and move.

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UNB research team looks at big data and AI for individualized rehabilitation

"I've been working on integrating artificial intelligence and prosthetic limbs since 2007," he said. "I co-founded Coapt in 2012, a company that remains the global leader in this area today. Now, I'm working on expanding our ability to use AI to help people gain or regain mobility after strokes, spinal cord injuries or other complex rehabilitation scenarios."

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LibEMG - An open-source python toolbox for working with myoelectric control

IBME’s Associate Director Erik Scheme and his team have managed to integrate a tremendous amount of functionality into an easily installable python library. The aim is to democratize the exploration of EMG and myoelectric control making it accessible for use in human computer interaction, prosthetics, rehabilitation and more.

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Feet could be the next big thing in security ID to get into locked spaces

Gait is promising for security because it can be easily incorporated into everyday environments and routines. Imagine gaining security clearance at work by simply walking through the entrance or unlocking your home as you climb your front steps.Gait is also a powerful biomarker for health. In addition to security, gait-based systems could provide preventative health insights by monitoring changes in your gait over time.

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CARE opening ceremony

IBME unveils their Centre for Adaptive Rehabilitation Engineering (CARE), housed in the newly constructed Pickett Wing. This centre uses state of the art equipment and facilities to provide research and clinical care for efficient, personalized rehabilitation.