Cutting Edge

Nike develops sole that can easily be used with prosthetic blade for amputee athletes.

Severely impaired stroke survivors could walk better when a robotic assist system was added to conventional rehabilitation, according to a study in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Intel is exploring new ways to assist Stephen Hawking to continue communicating his groundbreaking ideas about the workings of the universe. Expression detection, combining special cameras with software algorithms, and brain wave techniques are among those under consideration.

Progress in robotics, including the first generation of wearable robotic exoskeletons, is helping paralyzed people become more independent.

At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Clarity debuted Fortissimo(TM), a revolutionary speakerphone with voice-activation and hands-free use designed specifically for the 19 million Americans who have mobility issues.