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Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students

Photo: Man wearing signglasses [30/05/2014] Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can't see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. That's why a group at Brigham Young University (BYU) launched the "Signglasses" project.Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students - Read more

Imaging scientists develop a better tool for tracking MS

[28/05/2014] Imaging scientists at Western University's Robarts Research Institute (London, Canada) have developed a better way to track the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from its earliest stages.Imaging scientists develop a better tool for tracking MS - Read more

Automated video analysis to identify children on the autism spectrum earlier

Photo: Three children with toys [26/05/2014] Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students – not to prescribe glasses, but to identify potential problems and recommend a trip to the optometrist. Researchers are now on the cusp of providing the same kind of service for autism.Automated video analysis to identify children on the autism spectrum earlier - Read more

Technology supports diabetic patients and their doctors

Photo: Tablet for Diabetes management [26/05/2014] Diabetes affects around 10 percent of the population; according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease places a huge financial burden on healthcare systems, and also leads to early death and poor quality of life. However, patients and healthcare professionals will now be able to partner up and manage the illness in better, more effective ways.Technology supports diabetic patients and their doctors - Read more

Pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants

Photo: Pupils in class [23/05/2014] Children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as five times the risk of having delays in areas of working memory, controlled attention, planning and conceptual learning as children with normal hearing, according to Indiana University (IU) research.Pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants - Read more

Impaired new learning in persons with Parkinson's disease

[21/05/2014] Kessler Foundation scientists collaborated with colleagues in Spain to study memory and learning in patients with Parkinson Disease (PD). They found that the Parkinson group's ability to learn new information was significantly poorer when compared with the control group.Impaired new learning in persons with Parkinson's disease - Read more

Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

Photo: Handbiker and researcher [19/05/2014] The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. By contrast, when it comes to clothing, wheelchair users often have to resort to mass-produced garments off the rail for athletes without disabilities.Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes - Read more

Understanding aspirin's effect on wound healing offers hope for treating chronic wounds

[19/05/2014] In addition to its known capacity to promote bleeding events, aspirin also inhibits wound healing. New research now describes how aspirin acts on key skin cells called keratinocytes, delaying skin repair at wound sites. A better understanding of this process offers hope for the development of drugs to encourage wounds to heal.Understanding aspirin's effect on wound healing offers hope for treating chronic wounds - Read more

Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work

Photo: Phantom limb pain therapy [16/05/2014] Researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) after an amputation.Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work - Read more

Stress Research in Therapy Dogs Reveals Animals’ Needs

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Therapy dog and a child [14/05/2014] Animals exert positive effects on humans. This fact has been proven scientifically and is used increasingly often for specific therapeutic purposes. Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how therapy dogs feel in a therapy setting and how one can create a largely stress-free situation for the animals.Stress Research in Therapy Dogs Reveals Animals’ Needs - Read more

 
 

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