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SenMoCOR Rehab System

April 26, 2015

SenMoCOR (Sensory Motor Control-Oriented Rehabilitation) offers the user and the clinician immediate visual feedback regarding sensory motor control with an easy-to-wear laser and laser targets. Developed by the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US and available from OPTP, the SenMoCOR system stimulates implicit learning, allowing users to internalize their movement errors and self-correct. Using the three included straps, the laser can be positioned for hip, knee, or ankle control; the user can then aim the laser at the target and guide a feedback dot using controlled body movements.

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Techmax Epoxy Resin

April 26, 2015

Streifeneder USA now offers Techmax Epoxy Resin, a new adhesive formulated specifically for technicians in the orthotics and prosthetics industry.

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Soft Opaque Now in Mulberry

April 26, 2015

Sigvaris offers one of the season’s on-trend shades, Mulberry, in its Soft Opaque hosiery collection. With the softness of microfiber and durable, breathable construction, Soft Opaque hosiery is designed to look and feel like designer fashion tights and help keep legs healthy. It features graduated compression, which helps to improve circulation and prevent varicose and spider veins

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Össur, CAF fund 2015 Mobility Clinics

April 26, 2015

Foothill Ranch, CA-based Össur and the San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) in March announced a new multiyear global sponsorship agreement that continues their decades-long collaboration to support people with limb loss. Central to the Össur-CAF agreement is a series of Össur Running and Mobility Clinics for amputees presented by CAF and held annually across the US.

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JOSPT board names Abbott editor-elect

April 26, 2015

The Board of Directors for JOSPT , the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy , in an April editorial named J. Haxby Abbott, DPT, PhD, FNZCP, editor-elect of the publication.

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Ankle exoskeleton lowers energy costs

April 26, 2015

A letter published online April 1 by Nature reported that an unpowered exoskeleton reduces the metabolic cost of walking by 7.2 ± 2.6% for healthy human users under natural conditions, savings comparable to those with powered devices. The device’s inventors, scientists at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University in Raleigh and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, call their creation the “ankle exo.” The lightweight elastic device acts in parallel with the user’s calf muscles, offloading muscle force to reduce metabolic energy consumed in contractions. It uses a passive mechanical clutch to hold a spring as it is stretched and relaxed by ankle movements when the foot is on the ground.

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BOC wins sales, customer service Stevies

April 26, 2015

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), based in Owings Mills, MD, won three business awards in February at the ninth annual Stevie Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

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Olympic marathoner’s family sues Vibram

March 27, 2015

The family of Olympic mara­thon runner Abebe Bikila in February filed a lawsuit in Tacoma, WA, federal court seek­ing up to $15 million in damages from minimalist foot­wear maker Vibram for its unauthorized use of the athlete’s name for its FiveFingers Bikila models. Bikila was born in Ethiopia and ran barefoot for their Olympic team during the 1960 mara­thon in Rome, winning that race as well as the marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which he ran shod, and his name is an important one in barefoot running lore.

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AOPA invites O&P research proposals

March 27, 2015

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) on February 27 unveiled its slate of 2015 RFPs (request for proposals), inviting O&P research project submissions. AOPA has awarded the annual grants, which range from $15,000 up to $60,000, since 2009. Go to aopanet.org to view the list of 2015 research topics and download RFPs

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Sols offers direct-to-consumer insoles

March 27, 2015

New York City-based Sols announced in late February that it has secured $11.1 million in a Series B funding round to boost its consumer product pipeline. The digital insole manufacturer will use the infusion of capital to prepare for its second-quarter launch of direct-to-consumer 3D-printed insoles, according to a company release. Patients will be able to use a smartphone app to scan their feet, upload scans, and place insole orders online.

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