May. 6, 2013—These stories from the past year show how Vanderbilt is making an impact, on campus and in the world.
Apr. 19, 2013—Within the next one to three years, "bionic" prosthetic devices will become available for the people whose limbs were amputated in the Boston Marathon bombing that are substantially smarter, more capable, more active and more interactive than those currently on the market.
Apr. 10, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.
Jan. 22, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Nov. 8, 2012—An amputee using a prosthetic leg designed at Vanderbilt made history by climbing 103 flights of stairs to the top of a Chicago skyscraper.
Nov. 1, 2012— Amazing Vanderbilt research has designed a “wearable robot” that can be used by paraplegics to walk again. Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer takes us on one man’s emotional journey to use the device, designed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, to take his first steps since a tragic accident. Read more here
Oct. 30, 2012—A team of Vanderbilt engineers has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to provide users with an unprecedented degree of independence.
Sep. 20, 2012—Two mechanical engineering graduate students and their professor have received the Wyss Institute-IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Award for Translational Research for their work on a robotic leg prosthesis, selected from submissions by biomedical engineers and scientists from academic institutions worldwide.
May. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, in collaboration with the School of Engineering, will host a seminar, “Strategies for Intellectual Property Protection of Medical Devices,” presented by attorney Julie Haut of Michael, Best, Friedrich, LLP. Most medical devices have to overcome two hurdles prior to reaching market: regulatory and protective. The strategies for protection...
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