Devices created for service members and veterans also help civilian children, elderly people and young adults maximize their mobility.
Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk's announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Here, researchers separate what's science from what's currently still fiction.
Portugal won the war on drugs by giving up. What lessons can South Africa learn from their approach?
Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain. And there is emerging evidence to show changing how we move could actually contribute to the development of chronic pain.
Thousands of Australians go to residential drug and alcohol rehab programs every year. But is there evidence rehabs, as well as the group therapy they often rely on, actually work?
Ice increases the risks of psychosis, violence and impulsivity, and decreases emotional control. So what can families really do?
The Paralympic Games started off as a way to motivate and rehabilitate returned servicemen and women after the second world war, and has evolved tremendously since then.
Innovative design could be key to improving prisoners' chances of rehabilitation and reducing their likelihood of re-offending.
The reason why some of us can't help but to dance, and others can't hold a beat, might lie in the brain.
The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. But will they replace human specialists?
Without the ability to rewire itself, the brain wouldn't be able to grow or recover from injury.
As part of a strategy to eliminate violence against women, a new ad uses a series of photographs depicting young men who have assaulted their girlfriends.
Stigma toward heroin use might prevent a lot of people from using the drug, but these attitudes don't help people who are dependent.
Classical or hip-hop, music often feels like it has healing properties and now scientists have proved it.
There is no evidence to suggest mandatory treatment outside of the criminal justice system would work. Instead, we need to increase funding for treatment programs, including early intervention.
The success of probation programmes based on swift and certain sanctions has led to more than 160 such schemes operating in the US. Australia should consider whether the model might work here too.
Imprisonment rates in Tasmania have steadily declined over the past decade -- the only state or territory where this has happened. That is a result of progressive and effective corrections policies.
The Northern Territory stands out for having one of the highest imprisonment rates in the world - much higher even than in the US - and it's hard to argue that this does the community much good.
The ACT's first prison opened in 2009 with lofty ideals, but rising prisoner numbers and high rates of re-imprisonment are presenting a severe test of the capital's reformist corrections agenda.
Queensland's rates of imprisonment had been falling, but have undergone a sharp reversal - much of it driven by the nation's highest rates of return by prisoners released into the community.