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  • Helping Hands

    This robotic rehabilitation device from Northeastern University uses electrically responsive fluid in its gears to adjust resistance as a patient performs gripping exercises. A patient who is recovering from a stroke, for example, could use the device to strengthen motor control as she plays a maze game.

  • A Robotic Gait Corrector

    This device, one of several robotic rehabilitation tools from Northeastern University, adjusts a person’s gait as he walks.

  • Robo-Rehab for MRIs

    This robotic rehabilitation device from Northeastern University is designed to let patients exercise hand and forearm muscles while in an MRI machine. Using a stroke-rehabilitation device in an MRI might let a doctor see the effects of the exercise on the brain.

  • Voyage of the Bacteria Bots

    Bacteria (fast white spots) swim through human blood in a microfluidic substrate with guidance from an MRI machine. The bacteria swim against the current, past red blood cells (slower white spots).

  • A Robot Music Instructor

    A clever flute-playing robot offers an impressive rendition of Flight of the Bumblebee. Its “lungs” consist of a bellow that moves air in and out, and its “tongue” can block air in two places to transition between notes. Its “vocal cords” are a vibrato device that can change vibrations according to the air flow, and it even has elastic “lips” that can control its airstream, changing in width, thickness, and angle as it plays.

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