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New robotic glove helps paralyzed patients regain movement

NEOFECT, maker of gamified rehabilitation training solutions for patients with neurological, central nervous system, and musculoskeletal injuries such as stroke, is now helping patients with spinal cord injuries who have lost hand function to regain range of motion. The NeoMano, a new wearable robotic glove, debuts at CES and launches on Kickstarter in the early half of 2018, enabling people with paralysis to regain the ability to perform daily tasks and the independence that goes with it. Essentially an artificial…

Philips personal health solutions connect people, technology and data

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced SmartSleep, the world's first and only clinically proven wearable solution for consumers to improve deep sleep quality for people who do not get enough sleep. SmartSleep is the latest addition to Philips' growing portfolio of smart digital platforms and intelligent solutions that connect people, technology and data to give consumers data-driven insights into their health and access to professional expertise and advice. Other Philips highlights at the recent Consumer Electronics Show…

Al Jalila Foundation awards AED6 million to advance biomedical research

Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, announced it has awarded AED6 million in seed grants to 21 UAE-based medical researchers bringing the total investment to date to AED20 million for 76 research projects. The seed grants focus on research in the field of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and mental health, Al Jalila Foundation's five research priorities. The grants were awarded to scientists from medical institutions across the UAE including…

MBRU announces new scholarship programs for medical students

The Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, MBRU, has announced the creation of two scholarship programs beginning in the academic year 2018/2019. The first scholarship is the Future Doctors Scholarship Programme, which provides the top ten ranked students in each cohort of the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programs, including incoming cohorts, with a 30 per cent discount on their annual tuition fees. The second is the Jood Scholarship Programme, which provides ten students…

Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children inaugurated

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, officially inaugurated Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi, part of United Eastern Medical Services, UEMedical. H.H. Sheikha Fatima affirmed that, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE is committed to provide the best healthcare services to all…