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Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people

Photo: Avatars and real person signing [01/09/2014] Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To realize the technique, users would only need readily available devices.Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people - Read more

Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually

In the future children with handicap shall be a natural part of the class community in mainstream schools. This social change is necessary and was long overdue. Aids and appliances make it easier for these children to compensate for their disability. They are intended to serve and support them in utilising their full potential and develop their abilities. Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually - Read more

Mobility facilitation with dementia

Moving around in the morning independently in the garden, sitting cozily in the afternoon in the rocking chair, and in the evening easily getting to sleep – such moments are of special importance for the quality of life for older individuals. When the mobility is declining, or dementia has been diagnosed there are now practical aids and appliances available.Mobility facilitation with dementia - Read more

New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

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Photo: Prosthetic arm [20/08/2014] Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), who work in the development of an arm replacement to identify movement patterns from brain signals.New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages - Read more

StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for the blind

Photo: Blind woman at a bus stop [20/08/2014] A program called StopInfo integrates with OneBusAway and provides specific information on location, safety features and stop closures for each bus stop in King County. In particular, it seeks to collect and share information that blind people have identified as important when they ride the bus. It relies on bus riders using the application to update and provide information about each stop.StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for the blind - Read more

Smartphone app and specialized clinic for chronic fatigue patients

Photo: Man using his smartphone [11/08/2014] Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are set to benefit with the dual launch of a specialist Griffith University clinic and smartphone app, both aimed to manage their illness and improve health outcomes. Smartphone app and specialized clinic for chronic fatigue patients - Read more

New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs

Photo: Gadget for the blind [08/08/2014] People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs - Read more

Design (Dis)ability Results

Photo: People in wheel chairs [06/08/2014] An international creative challenge aiming at the design of fashion accessory equipment for physically disabled people who use a wheelchair to get around was launched by RogLab, in collaboration with YHD – Association for Theory and Culture of Handicap, in their call for "DESIGN (DIS)ABILITY". Design (Dis)ability Results - Read more

August 2014: Modern aids of daily living

In times of tablets and smartphones we get information in a matter of seconds. Mobile applications affect our everyday lives. People with disabilities or dementia benefit more and more from apps and mobile assistance systems. They let pictures talk and help in an emergency. What kind of possibilities the market offers, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month: Modern aids of daily living.August 2014: Modern aids of daily living - Read more

App helps people with autism communicate

Sometimes people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time expressing how they feel and putting their emotions into words. This can be a problem, especially if they find themselves in difficult situations such as an illness for example. One mother of an autistic boy no longer wanted to be helpless in this kind of situation and became an app developer virtually overnight.App helps people with autism communicate - Read more

Mobile assistance system: "The device automatically notifies if something isn’t right"

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[01/08/2014] How can I find my way back home? Who helps me in an emergency? Such questions lead to the fact that people with mild dementia retrench themselves and also restrict in the way they live their lives. Yet a mobile assistance system could help them to participate in life in an active and independent way.Mobile assistance system: "The device automatically notifies if something isn’t right" - Read more

Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0

Whether we want to know about the weather or health – today’s technology enables us to quickly get the desired information while we are on the go. The mobile helpers are called apps and depending on what we are looking for, provide us with different data. People with disabilities are also increasingly benefitting from these apps.Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0 - Read more

Smartphones as a health tool for older adults

Photo: Elderly man with a smartphone [01/08/2014] A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand their state of health and develop healthier habits.Smartphones as a health tool for older adults - Read more

Wearable device for early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition

Photo: Prototype of the pupillometer [30/07/2014] A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave the way for the early detection and more effective treatment of this complication, called diabetic autonomic neuropathy.Wearable device for early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition - Read more

App to help elderly people get around on public transport

Photo: Demonstration of the app [25/07/2014] Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change buses is not always a straightforward task. This is now much easier for elderly people because the Tecnalia research centre has produced an app that offers the best alternative by providing clear information.App to help elderly people get around on public transport - Read more

Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients

Photo: Pneumatic actuator tendon hammer [18/07/2014] The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist.Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients - Read more

3D printer to aid visually impaired in educational endeavors

Photo: Different objects made with a 3D printer [04/07/2014] Tactile objects in various size, shape and colors, can now be made with 3D printer. They are manufactured with thermal reflow treatment, which is eco-friendly and durable.3D printer to aid visually impaired in educational endeavors - Read more

Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults?

Photo: Man with glasses looking at a smartphone [20/06/2014] Commercially available activity-monitoring apps, Web sites, and wearable devices allow for easy self-management of health and wellness. This technology may be particularly helpful for older adults, who can improve their cognitive function through proper diet and exercise.Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults? - Read more

Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes

Photo: Hands holding a smartphone [18/06/2014] A study shows potential for improving glycemic control: The study findings suggest that a text message-based self-management intervention improves glycemic control in high risk Latinos with type 2 diabetes.Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes - Read more

Engineers design systems to help children with special needs

Photo: Glove with sensors [11/06/2014] A group of Kansas State University engineers and students have developed technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.Engineers design systems to help children with special needs - Read more

Innovative diabetes app for smartphone

Photo: Smartphone taking a picture of a meal [06/06/2014] An app for smartphones automatically calculates the carbohydrate content of a meal. The programme called GoCARB enables diabetics to better plan their meals and to control their blood glucose easier. GoCARB was developed at the ARTORG Institute of the University of Bern in close cooperation with Bern University Hospital.Innovative diabetes app for smartphone - Read more

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

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

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

Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

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Photo: Prosthetic limb [23/04/2014] A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world's first prosthetic 'intelligent' liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years.Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees - Read more

AAL: Improving the Human-Robot Connection

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Photo: Woman with robot Charlie [14/04/2014] Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.AAL: Improving the Human-Robot Connection - Read more

Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism

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Photo: Kids with a tablet [26/03/2014] New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software.Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism - Read more

Only One Fifth of People with Hearing Problems Wear a Hearing Aid

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Photo: Hearing aids [19/03/2014] A study by The University of Manchester looked at the habits of 160,000 people in the UK aged 40 to 69 years. It found 10.7 per cent of adults had significant hearing problems when listening to speech in the presence of background noise – but only 2.1 per cent used a hearing aid.Only One Fifth of People with Hearing Problems Wear a Hearing Aid - Read more

Apps: Maybe Helpful Technology for Children with ADHD

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Photo: Boy with a  tablet [12/03/2014] People have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD.Apps: Maybe Helpful Technology for Children with ADHD - Read more

Stimulation Glove for Stroke Patients

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Photo: Stimulation glove [26/02/2014] A team headed by Hubert Dinse and Martin Tegenthoff has successfully treated a number of patients with stroke-related impairments.Stimulation Glove for Stroke Patients - Read more

Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living

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Photo: Sensor box registering falls [17/02/2014] Single seniors lead a risky life: after a fall, they often lie on the floor several hours before their awkward predicament is discovered. A sensor system detects these emergency situations automatically and sends an emergency signal.Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living - Read more

New Chip: Cochlear Implants with no Exterior Hardware

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Photo: Child with magnifying glass [12/02/2014] Researchers at MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL), together with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), have developed a new, low-power signal-processing chip that could lead to a cochlear implant that requires no external hardware. The implant would be wirelessly recharged and would run for about eight hours on each charge.New Chip: Cochlear Implants with no Exterior Hardware - Read more

High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style

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Photo: Man with prosthesis running [10/02/2014] Thanks to advanced technologies, those who wear prosthetic and orthotic devices are now able to break previous activity boundaries. People with amputations now have prosthetic devices that allow them to engage in and function more effectively in a wider range of daily activities, exercise, sports, and even extreme sports, such as long-distance snowshoeing and ice climbing.High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style - Read more

Prostheses with Sensory Feedback

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Photo: Man grasps at a mandarin orange with his artificial hand [07/02/2014] An artificial limb that enables amputees to grasp at an object and feel it as though they were using their real hand: Thanks to Freiburg microsystems engineer Thomas Stieglitz and the international research group participating in the project LifeHand2, this has now become a reality.Prostheses with Sensory Feedback - Read more

Automated System Could Efficiently Identify High-Risk Osteoporosis Patients

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[29/01/2014] An automated system that identifies high-risk osteoporosis patients being treated for fractures and can generate letters encouraging follow-up is an effective way to promote osteoporosis intervention and prevent future fractures, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.Automated System Could Efficiently Identify High-Risk Osteoporosis Patients - Read more

Improving Driving for People with Parkinson's Disease

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Photo: Elderly man in a car [10/01/2014] Deep brain stimulation may have a beneficial effect on driving ability for people with Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. Deep brain stimulation uses a surgical implant similar to a pacemaker to send electrical impulses to the brain.Improving Driving for People with Parkinson's Disease - Read more

A Harness for Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog and Owner

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Photo: Guide dog for the blind and harness [06/01/2014] A proper harness that enables good communication between the blind person and the dog is an important factor in the animal’s well-being, while a poorly fitting harness may result in health problems and impaired communication between dog and owner.A Harness for Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog and Owner - Read more

Improving Prosthetics for Soldiers

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[18/12/2013] Walter Voit, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded $1 million to create medical devices that will lead to greater control of prosthetics in wounded soldiers.Improving Prosthetics for Soldiers - Read more

Affordable Hearing Aids

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Photo: Hearing aid in a hand [13/12/2013] Norwegian researchers are developing a simple and cheap hearing aid that can be adapted to compensate for a child's hearing loss without the need for specialists. The aim is to help more people in the third world.Affordable Hearing Aids - Read more

Helping People with Spine Injuries Walk Better

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[09/12/2013] Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better.Helping People with Spine Injuries Walk Better - Read more

Novel Rehabilitation Device Improves Motor Skills after Stroke

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[04/12/2013] Using a novel stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor function and ability to perform activities of daily living.Novel Rehabilitation Device Improves Motor Skills after Stroke - Read more

NIH Funds Development of Novel Robots to Assist People with Disabilities

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Photo: Robotic ankle exoskeleton control [20/11/2013] Three projects have been awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to develop innovative robots that work cooperatively with people and adapt to changing environments to improve human capabilities and enhance medical procedures. Funding for these projects totals approximately $2.4 million over the next five years, subject to the availability of funds.NIH Funds Development of Novel Robots to Assist People with Disabilities - Read more

CHICA System Improves Autism Screening Rate

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[18/11/2013] An automated system developed by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University to help pediatricians focus on the specific health needs of each patient in the short time allotted for preventive care improves autism screening rates by identifying at-risk children at the 24-month visit. Nationwide children typically are not diagnosed with autism until age 4½ or 5 years.CHICA System Improves Autism Screening Rate - Read more

Prosthetic Hands Viewed as Eerie by the Public

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Photo: Prosthetic hand [13/11/2013] Members of the public would prefer to look at human hands or robotic hands rather than prosthetic hands which they view as eerie, a new study by the University of Manchester has shown.Prosthetic Hands Viewed as Eerie by the Public - Read more

'Smart Glasses' Improve Gait of Parkinson's Patients

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[11/11/2013] A new app for intelligent glasses will soon make it possible to improve the gait of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and to decrease their risk of falling. Researchers at the University of Twente's MIRA Institute have received a grant from the NutsOhra fund for the development of the app.'Smart Glasses' Improve Gait of Parkinson's Patients - Read more

Yoga Accessible for the Blind with New Program

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Photo: Color-coded map [18/10/2013] In a typical yoga class, students watch an instructor to learn how to properly hold a position. But for people who are blind or can't see well, it can be frustrating to participate in these types of exercises. Now, a team of computer scientists has created a software program that watches a user's movements and gives spoken feedback on what to change to accurately complete a yoga pose.Yoga Accessible for the Blind with New Program - Read more

A Blueprint for Restoring Touch with A Prosthetic Hand

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Photo: Prosthetic hand [16/10/2013] New research at the University of Chicago is laying the groundwork for touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs that one day could convey real-time sensory information to amputees via a direct interface with the brain. A Blueprint for Restoring Touch with A Prosthetic Hand - Read more

New Strategy Lets Cochlear Implant Users Hear Music

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Photo: Woman listening to music [14/10/2013] For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants – technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech – hearing music remains extremely challenging.New Strategy Lets Cochlear Implant Users Hear Music - Read more

Creative App for Dementia Care Workers

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Photo: Screenshot of the app [07/10/2013] As the population ages through better nutrition and healthcare, we can expect absolute numbers of people with dementia to continue to rise. Konstantinos Zachos of City University London and colleagues there and at the Registered Nursing Home Association in Birmingham and London company MediaTel Ltd have developed a software application, an "app", for use by staff in residential care homes.Creative App for Dementia Care Workers - Read more

Textured Images Help Tactile Recognition for the Blind

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[07/10/2013] The use of different materials with varied textures improves the recognition of tactile images by young blind people, researchers from the Laboratoire de psychologie et neurocognition (LPNC) (CNRS/Université Pierre Mendès France/ Savoie University) have shown. Textured Images Help Tactile Recognition for the Blind - Read more

New App Helps Clinician Communications

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Photo: Woman using a tablet [23/09/2013] There's an app for that. A new iOS app developed in part by University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles will assist health care professionals seeking help communicating with patients during difficult conversations.New App Helps Clinician Communications - Read more

Safe Navigation For Visually Impaired Persons

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Photo: New Device [11/09/2013] The project “A Mobility and Navigational Aid for Visually Impaired Persons” wants to help visually impaired persons to orient themselves in new environments by means of computer-aided vision. For development of a smartphone software solution, the research group around Rainer Stiefelhagen at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is awarded the US$ 83,000 Google Faculty Research Award.Safe Navigation For Visually Impaired Persons - Read more

Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

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[09/09/2013] University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices.Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly - Read more

Stroke – And Life Goes On

Suddenly everything is different: With a stroke the whole life changes. After extensive rehabilitation many patients are ready for a new life. For they have to move on – even if their daily routine will change. This will be a key topic on the REHACARE 2013.Stroke – And Life Goes On - Read more

Hip Protectors with a Sporty Look

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Photo: Old woman with hip protector [16/08/2013] Norwegian researchers have developed a hip protector in a sporty design. Its looks are intended to appeal to the older people of today – who are quite particular about what they will wear.Hip Protectors with a Sporty Look - Read more

Pain of Artificial Legs Could Be Eased by Real-Time Monitoring

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Photo: Electrodes with a sticky backing [24/07/2013] Many people who use prostheses experience pain on a daily basis where their skin meets the socket. Engineers aim to ease this discomfort with research that could help build better sockets. They have developed a device that tracks how much a person's limb swells and shrinks when inside a prosthetic socket.Pain of Artificial Legs Could Be Eased by Real-Time Monitoring - Read more

Stroke – And Life Goes On

Suddenly everything is different: With a stroke the whole life changes. After extensive rehabilitation many patients are ready for a new life. For they have to move on – even if their daily routine will change.Stroke – And Life Goes On - Read more

Increasing Hearing-Aid Use among Adults with Hearing Impairments

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Photo: Man using a hearing aid [17/07/2013] Nearly half of individuals who are prescribed hearing aids do not wear the devices. Now, a researcher has received a fellowship that will help her continue her work to increase hearing-aid use among adults with hearing impairments.Increasing Hearing-Aid Use among Adults with Hearing Impairments - Read more

Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online

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Photo: Old man listening to a woman [12/07/2013] DemTalk, an award-winning toolkit designed by Newcastle University experts to help those coping with dementia, has gone online.Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online - Read more

Elderly: Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Fractures

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Photo: Elderly women with a wheeled walker [19/06/2013] Older patients who know they are at risk of fractures will make positive lifestyle changes to avoid them, such as exercising, wearing proper footwear and taking supplements.Elderly: Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Fractures - Read more

Testing Smart Homes Technology in Real Homes

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Photo: GiraffPlus system [12/06/2013] A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden.Testing Smart Homes Technology in Real Homes - Read more

Greater Convenience and Safety for Wheelchair Users

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Photo: Add-on module for wheelchairs [07/06/2013] With modern communication aids, users of electric powered wheelchairs can operate a PC and cell phone without human assistance. A new module is set to transform electric powered wheelchairs into communication hubs.Greater Convenience and Safety for Wheelchair Users - Read more

Combating Loneliness in Old Age with a Virtual Friendship Coach

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Photo: Seniors with a smartphone [03/06/2013] The “Virtual Coach Reaches Out To Me” program, in short V2me, is meant to help the 65+ generation to find new friends, become more socially active, and stay mobile and mentally fit. Combating Loneliness in Old Age with a Virtual Friendship Coach - Read more

Interacting with Environment with the Help of Brain Signals

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Photo: BrainAble patient [17/05/2013] BrainAble has demonstrated the benefits that advanced technologies bring to people with physical disabilities so severe that they cannot interact with their environment (home, friends, family) independently.Interacting with Environment with the Help of Brain Signals - Read more

Belt to Prevent and Rehabilitate Lower Back Pain Problems

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Photo: Lumbia belt [26/04/2013] FIK, Tecnalia and BTS launch a belt to prevent lower back pain problems and provide rehabilitation at home and at work. The Lumbia device can be used for patient´s assessment, and for therapy during postural re-education.Belt to Prevent and Rehabilitate Lower Back Pain Problems - Read more

Mobile Emergency Assistant Is Getting Ready for Market

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Photo: Mobile emergency assistant [24/04/2013] At REHACARE 2012, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation unveiled a pioneering mobile emergency assistance system that combines an independently navigating, interactive service robot with a stationary sensor system designed to deliver external support to elderly and infirm persons to enable them to live longer in their own homes and with an improved quality of life.Mobile Emergency Assistant Is Getting Ready for Market - Read more

Regaining Proper Hearing at Last

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Photo: Electro-acoustic transducer [03/04/2013] Around 17 million people in Germany suffer from impaired hearing. For many of them, their hearing is so damaged that a standard hearing aid is no longer enough. A new device will improve patients’ hearing and can be implanted during outpatient surgery.Regaining Proper Hearing at Last - Read more

Spinal Cord Injuries: Hand Surgery Enhances Life Quality

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Photo: Hand before and after surgery [27/03/2013] Reconstructive hand surgery can dramatically enhance the life quality and independence of those paralyzed by a cervical spinal cord injury. Despite this, the operation is not frequently performed, either in Sweden or elsewhere. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden are now hoping to change that.Spinal Cord Injuries: Hand Surgery Enhances Life Quality - Read more

Humanoid Robot Helps Train Children with Autism

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Photo: Boy and robot [22/03/2013] Researchers report that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) paid more attention to a humanoid robot and followed its instructions almost as well as they did those of a human therapist in standard exercises used to develop joint attention skill. Humanoid Robot Helps Train Children with Autism - Read more

Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Falls?

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Photo: Man with hearing aid [15/03/2013] University of Texas at Dallas researchers are recruiting patients for a new study aimed at determining a connection between hearing deficits and the likelihood of falls.Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Falls? - Read more

Better Hearing Aids Using Brain-Inspired Speech Enhance

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[13/03/2013] New research is aiming to produce hearing aids which can distinguish better between speech and background noise and benefit the lives of the six million people in the UK with hearing impairments.Better Hearing Aids Using Brain-Inspired Speech Enhance - Read more

The Quest for a Better Bionic Hand

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[04/03/2013] Studies show that up to 50 percent of hand amputees still do not use their prosthesis regularly due to less than ideal functionality, appearance, and controllability. The Quest for a Better Bionic Hand - Read more

World Premiere of Muscle and Nerve Controlled Arm Prosthesis

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Photo: Robotic prosthesis [27/02/2013] Natural control of an advanced robotic prosthesis is possible...World Premiere of Muscle and Nerve Controlled Arm Prosthesis - Read more

Physio for the Home

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Photo: Man in front of a screen [22/02/2013] New technology will allow patients to do physiotherapy exercises at home...Physio for the Home - Read more

New Implant Replaces Impaired Middle Ear

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Photo: Ear implant [20/02/2013] Functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a new implant that replaces the middle ear. New Implant Replaces Impaired Middle Ear - Read more

Advantages of E-Books for Older Readers

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Photo: Older woman with a tablet PC; linked to [15/02/2013] Older people benefit from reading from a tablet PC than reading traditional paper books.Advantages of E-Books for Older Readers - Read more

Mobile App Helps Improve Language and Social Skills

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Photo: Picaa screenshot; linked to [14/12/2012] Researchers have developed a cell phone that can be downloaded free and improves basic competences (maths, language, knowledge of the environment, autonomy and social skills) in children with autism-related disorders or Down’s Syndrome. Mobile App Helps Improve Language and Social Skills - Read more

Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets

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Photo: Women who created the device; linked to [12/12/2012] Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices.Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets - Read more

Technology in the Classroom Helps Autistic Children Communicate

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Photo: Boy in front of a screen; linked to [10/12/2012] The use of technology in the classroom is nothing new, but a school is breaking new ground by using technology to help pupils with autism communicate more effectively.Technology in the Classroom Helps Autistic Children Communicate - Read more

Thought-Controlled Prosthesis Changes the Lives of Amputees

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Photo: Man testing prosthesis; linked to [30/11/2012] The world’s first implantable robotic arm controlled by thoughts is being developed by Chalmers researcher Max Ortiz Catalan. The first operations on patients will take place this winter.Thought-Controlled Prosthesis Changes the Lives of Amputees - Read more

Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence

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Photo: Brian Schaffer and the exoskeleton; linked to [28/11/2012] A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University's Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs.Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence - Read more

A Better Thought-controlled Computer Cursor

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Graphic: diagrams of cursor movements; linked to [23/11/2012] When a paralyzed person imagines moving a limb, cells in the part of the brain that controls movement still activate as if trying to make the immobile limb work again. A Better Thought-controlled Computer Cursor - Read more

Digital Tablets Improve Speed of Reading

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Photo: Woman reading with tablet pc; linked to [19/11/2012] People who have eye diseases that damage their central vision can regain the ability to read quickly and comfortably by using digital tablets, according to a recent study.Digital Tablets Improve Speed of Reading - Read more

Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users

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Photo: Old man with hearing problems; linked to [14/11/2012] A new software product developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could greatly improve sound perception for users of hearing aids. Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users - Read more

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

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[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

New Metric to Track Prosthetic Arm Progress

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Photo: Patient with prosthetic arm; linked to [05/11/2012] Amputees with a new prosthetic arm must learn how to use it to perform everyday tasks that were once second nature. Taking off a shirt becomes a conscious, multistep effort: grasp it, lift it over the head, pull arms through the sleeves, place the shirt on the table, let go of the shirt.New Metric to Track Prosthetic Arm Progress - Read more

Working Towards a Better Hearing Aid

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Photo: Work table and sound simulations [31/10/2012] Twenty per cent of hearing aid users in Norway use the equipment for only an hour each day. The reason is often poor fitting and inadequate support. Now all this could change.Working Towards a Better Hearing Aid - Read more

Robots In the Home of Older Adults?

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Photo: Robot with old people at the table; linked to [29/10/2012] Robots have the potential to help older adults with daily activities that can become more challenging with age. But are people willing to use and accept the new technology?Robots In the Home of Older Adults? - Read more

Acceptance of Help From Robots

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[22/10/2012] Most older adults prefer to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes as they age, and robotic technology can help make this a reality. Acceptance of Help From Robots - Read more

Home-based Assessment Tool for Dementia Screening

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[12/10/2012] With baby boomers approaching the age of 65 and new cases of Alzheimer's disease expected to increase by 50 percent by the year 2030, Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool that allows adults to screen themselves for early signs of dementia.Home-based Assessment Tool for Dementia Screening - Read more

October 2012: REHACARE 2012

From 10th to 13th of October the halls of the leading rehabilitation trade fair, the REHACARE, open up their doors again. This year there will not only be a special forum about assistive robotics, but you can also find automobile producers and constructors as well as popular guests. Get to know more in our Topic of the Month October: REHACARE 2012.October 2012: REHACARE 2012 - Read more

Assistive Robots Market - Special Forum in Hall 3

Robots have long become established as trusty workers on industrial production lines throughout the world. But are they any use as technical service providers? Which tasks can they perform in nursing or in the home, and how can they aid the disabled in mastering their everyday chores?Assistive Robots Market - Special Forum in Hall 3 - Read more

Vehicle Conversions: No off the Shelf Cars

When people with physical impairments want to drive a car, they cannot simply get into any vehicle and start driving. Depending on the disability, the vehicle needs to meet specific conditions; generally, a customization is necessary. The German Association of Disabled Car Owners (“Bund behinderter Auto-Besitzer/BbAB) provides help in regards to conversions.Vehicle Conversions: No off the Shelf Cars - Read more

“Magic carpet” Could Help Prevent Falls

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[05/09/2012] Tiny electronics at the edges act as sensors and relay signals to a computer. These signals can then be analysed to show the image of the footprint and identify gradual changes in walking behaviour or a sudden incident such as a fall or trip.“Magic carpet” Could Help Prevent Falls - Read more

Robotic Assistance for The Elderly

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[03/08/2012] A team of EU-funded researchers has developed a robotic companion and intelligent home environment that could help elderly people live richer and more independent lives and reduce the burden placed on healthcare services.Robotic Assistance for The Elderly - Read more

Controlling Your Computer With Your Eyes

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[16/07/2012] Millions of people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries or amputees could soon interact with their computers and surroundings using just their eyes, thanks to a new device that costs less than £40.Controlling Your Computer With Your Eyes - Read more

Connecting Fall Alarms to Social Media

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[13/07/2012] When the elderly suffer falls, many agencies should be alerted so that help can arrive as quickly as possible. Now researchers, students and physiotherapists are trying to connect fall alarms to social media.Connecting Fall Alarms to Social Media - Read more

Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern

Too small keys, too small writing: The design of the new coffeemaker or of the new mobile phone is not always well thought through. The development of many products often disregards the users. Above all senior citizens can tell you a thing or two about it. Now the Senior Research Group from Berlin, Germany wants to change this.Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern - Read more

July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids

Telephones for elderly people, infuse-aids, prostheses – these and many other auxiliary means facilitate the life of many people, both in professional and private life. Often they have to be individually made or adapted depending on the type of disability and the personal needs. In our Topic of the Month July you learn more about “Custom Fitted Aids.”July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids - Read more

Seeing without Being Able to See: “All visually impaired people need individually adapted auxiliary means”

Those who cannot see well after an accident or due to older age need different auxiliary means to lead a broadly normal life. What exactly is needed depends on the individual vision and must be adapted to the personal needs.Seeing without Being Able to See: “All visually impaired people need individually adapted auxiliary means” - Read more

First GPS for the Blind

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[25/06/2012] A new application for devices with Android operating systems, called OnTheBus, helps people find their way and move around in large cities. The application is useful especially for people with visual, hearing or cognitive impairments.First GPS for the Blind - Read more

Palliative Care Resource Helps Ease Changes

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[13/06/2012] An interactive toolkit created by a team from the University of Alberta helps palliative care patients and their care providers to deal with the physical, emotional and relationship changes that come with terminal and chronic illnesses.Palliative Care Resource Helps Ease Changes - Read more

Pill Bottle for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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[23/05/2012] It is easy to see that University of Cincinnati design students are on to something with their new design and prototype for a prescription-medicine pill bottle that better serves the needs of the blind and visually impaired by means of a simple and inexpensive innovation.Pill Bottle for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Read more

Schoolyard for Children with Autism

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[21/05/2012] Chelsey King of the Kansas State University is working with Katie Kingery-Page to envision a place where elementary school children with autism could feel comfortable and included.Schoolyard for Children with Autism - Read more

Helping Hands for Patients with Cerebral Palsy

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[18/05/2012] With the aid of multiple force sensors and a digital dinosaur, a team of Rice University seniors known as Helping Hands hopes to restore strength and flexibility to the hands and wrists of children with cerebral palsy.Helping Hands for Patients with Cerebral Palsy - Read more

Hip Implant for Long-term Use

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[09/05/2012] Hip replacement is one of the most frequent operations carried out in Germany. Often the artificial hips need to be replaced just ten years later. In the future, a new implant currently being developed using high technology materials could help prevent premature revision surgeries.Hip Implant for Long-term Use - Read more

Middle-Ear Microphone Could Make CIs More Convenient

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[02/05/2012] A microphone and related electronics of cochlear implants (CI) must be worn outside the head, raising reliability issues and preventing patients from swimming. Now, a University of Utah engineers have developed a tiny prototype microphone that can be implanted in the middle ear.Middle-Ear Microphone Could Make CIs More Convenient - Read more

May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair

Climbing mountains, crossing oceans, getting to know exotic animals and different cultures or going houseboating on the German river Havel – who would not like to experience such exciting adventures? Almost everybody! Also for people with physical handicaps the world is opened up. In our Topic of the Month May we show you enterprising people and their Adventures in the Wheelchair.May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair - Read more

Globetrotter in a Wheelchair: "Men with Kalashnikovs Have Arrested Me"

Far countries, foreign cultures – this are the challenges Andreas Pröve faces up to over and over again with enthusiasm. His wheelchair does not hinder his thirst for adventure, on the contrary: Just because many people do not think he is capable of doing it, he ventures the apparently impossible.Globetrotter in a Wheelchair: "Men with Kalashnikovs Have Arrested Me" - Read more

Laser Technology Can Improve Hearing

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[23/04/2012] The Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) is developing innovative technologies for improved insertion techniques and exact fitting of cochlea implants in the inner ear, as well as better quality for residual hearing.Laser Technology Can Improve Hearing - Read more

Ambient Assisted-Living Technology Supports Active Ageing

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[16/04/2012] Loneliness from being disconnected from friends and family, fears about health and safety and worries about security are some of the many burdens of old age. European Union-funded researchers are proving how technology can alleviate the problems.Ambient Assisted-Living Technology Supports Active Ageing - Read more

Smart Sensors Enable Orthopaedician to Collect Information

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[04/04/2012] Imagine a smart sensor customised to provide vital, real-time information about a patient's recent orthopaedic surgery. Instead of relying on X-rays or invasive procedures, surgeons will be able to collect diagnostic data from an implantable sensor. A study this remarkable technology promises to make post-surgical diagnosis and follow up more precise, efficient, and cost-effective.Smart Sensors Enable Orthopaedician to Collect Information - Read more

April 2012: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

„Just speak up!“ This is not easy to do for everyone. Especially if you cannot speak. Therefore, REHACARE.de deals with facilities of auxiliary means for communication. Read more in the Topic of the Month April: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.April 2012: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Read more

Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important"

School is out, working life begins: an exciting time in which everything changes. Also for people who articulate with the help of Alternative Communication (AC). The auxiliary means have to function exactly so that the transition functions easily.Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important" - Read more

Tongue Drive System Goes Inside the Mouth

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[27/02/2012] The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. Tongue Drive is a wireless device that enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and manoeuvre an electrically powered wheelchair simply by moving their tongues.Tongue Drive System Goes Inside the Mouth - Read more

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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[08/02/2012] Kessler Foundation awarded a Signature Employment Grant in the amount of 425,000 Dollars to the Office of Research Services at the University of Hawaii, to advance employment opportunities for people with disabilities.Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities - Read more

Shopping Mall for Persons with Handicap

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[01/02/2012] Researchers of the University of Montreal construct a first shopping mall specifically adapted to persons with a physical handicap.Shopping Mall for Persons with Handicap - Read more

Google Seek Answers for Autism

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[20/01/2012] Researchers at the University of Utah have created a program that helps kids with autism focus on building their skills and utilising an aptitude for visual-spatial thinking, computers and other electronic media.Google Seek Answers for Autism - Read more

New Swimming Classification Programme Launched

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[02/01/2012] International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming and its education partner, the IPC Academy launched an online programme designed to be the first step on a pathway for anyone considering becoming a Classifier in the sport.New Swimming Classification Programme Launched - Read more

Lying and Sitting More Comfortably

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[16/12/2011] People who have to sit at work often have back pain. People permanently confined to bed are even worse off – they frequently develop bed sores. New smart cushioning is intended to eliminate the discomforts of lying and sitting. An integrated sensor system equalises pressure selectively.Lying and Sitting More Comfortably - Read more

Faculty and Students Provide Schoolchildren with Hearing Aids

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[07/12/2011] Students and faculty from Nova Southeastern University recently completed their second medical mission in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where they provided schoolchildren with hearing aids and audiology services.Faculty and Students Provide Schoolchildren with Hearing Aids - Read more

Computer-Based Physical Therapy Games for People with Parkinson's

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[26/10/2011] Playing computer-based physical therapy games can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their gait and balance, according to a new pilot study.Computer-Based Physical Therapy Games for People with Parkinson's - Read more

Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs

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[19/10/2011] The use of long-distance video and data hook-ups to link remote community hospitals with stroke neurologists in large centres provides the same level of care as having everyone in the same room, according to a new study.Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs - Read more

Spinal Cord Injuries: First Customised Assistive Devices

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[12/10/2011] The first active orthosis prototype, developed at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), assists muscles affected by incomplete spinal cord injury.Spinal Cord Injuries: First Customised Assistive Devices - Read more

Horst Giesen draws the balance of REHACARE 2011

For four days the trade fair REHACARE in Düsseldorf had its doors wide open. For four days the main subject in the six exhibition halls was "Self-determined living". Horst Giesen, Projektleiter of the REHACARE, registers a positive balance and gives a glance into the future.Horst Giesen draws the balance of REHACARE 2011 - Read more

Sweat Meter Warns Patients of Dangerously Low Blood Sugar

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[16/09/2011] Some diabetic patients receive no warning before they pass out from low blood sugar. A modern sweat meter could alert patients in time. Biathletes and ME patients might also benefit from the sweat meter.Sweat Meter Warns Patients of Dangerously Low Blood Sugar - Read more

Lower-limb Prosthetic: Giving Amputees a Natural Gait

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[22/08/2011] A new lower-limb prosthetic developed at Vanderbilt University allows amputees to walk without the leg-dragging gait characteristic of conventional artificial legs.Lower-limb Prosthetic: Giving Amputees a Natural Gait - Read more

Robotic device: Recovery of the Hand Functions of Stroke Patients

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[22/08/2011] Scientists have developed a hand robotic training device to recover the hand functions of stroke patients. Robotic device: Recovery of the Hand Functions of Stroke Patients - Read more

Competency Tests for Elderly Drivers

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[27/07/2011] Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found a majority surveyed supported mandatory retesting of drivers based on age while saying they would hand over the keys if a doctor or loved one said they were no longer fit to drive.Competency Tests for Elderly Drivers - Read more

Lowering Cost Doesn't Increase Hearing Aid Purchases

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[25/07/2011] Lowering the cost of hearing aids isn't enough to motivate adults with mild hearing loss to purchase a device at a younger age or before their hearing worsens, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. Lowering Cost Doesn't Increase Hearing Aid Purchases - Read more

Service Robots in Nursing Homes: Popular Among Residents and Carers Alike

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[18/07/2011] The "WiMi-Care" project has explored ways in which the robot assistant "Care-O-bot" developed at Fraunhofer IPA can be used to serve drinks to residents at an old people's home and additionally to act as an entertainment platform.Service Robots in Nursing Homes: Popular Among Residents and Carers Alike - Read more

New Device Helps the Blind to Move Independently

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[15/07/2011] A team of engineers have developed a new device that helps the blind to move independently. This system is called EYE 21. It is an electronic tool that allows blind people to move autonomously in any environment. New Device Helps the Blind to Move Independently - Read more

Developing Touch Apps for Autism

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[11/07/2011] Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism have joined HP's "Hacking Autism" initiative, which seeks new ideas for touch technology applications beneficial to people with autism. Developing Touch Apps for Autism - Read more

Tool to Predict Disability Timeline for Progressive MS Patients

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[06/07/2011] Many patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) worry how quickly the disease will progress. Now, by noting the presence of certain markers in a commonly performed diagnostic test, Mayo Clinic researchers can predict whether patients will suffer a faster onset of disability and counsel them to help ease anxiety.Tool to Predict Disability Timeline for Progressive MS Patients - Read more

New Software 'Hearing Dummies' Pave the Way for Tailor-Made Hearing Aids

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[20/06/2011] New software 'hearing dummies' are part of research that promises to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments. New Software 'Hearing Dummies' Pave the Way for Tailor-Made Hearing Aids - Read more

Guide Vests: Robotic Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired

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[01/06/2011] A group of researchers is creating a high-tech aid for blind and partially blind people who have long depended on white canes as their only tool for getting around. A design first shown a year ago is now being further developed.Guide Vests: Robotic Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired - Read more

Stroke: New Sensor Glove May Help Patients Recover Mobility

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[11/05/2011] People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove developed at McGill University, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video games.Stroke: New Sensor Glove May Help Patients Recover Mobility - Read more

Communications Challenges: New Mobile App Gives a Voice

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[11/04/2011] MyVoice, a mobile app and server system that operates on iPhone and Android devices, gives users with aphasia, autism, and other conditions that affect speech ability a voice by simply tapping words and pictures on a screen. Communications Challenges: New Mobile App Gives a Voice - Read more

Sporty in the Living-Room: Electronic Fitness Trainer

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[11/02/2011] Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen have developed an intelligent assistance system designed to motivate you towards more exercise while providing advice in the form of exercise pointers.Sporty in the Living-Room: Electronic Fitness Trainer - Read more

Improving Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

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[07/02/2011] US Researchers are helping the Pentagon build reliable mind-controlled prosthetic devices that military and civilian amputees can use the rest of their lives. Improving Mind-Controlled Prosthetics - Read more

Social Competence Curriculum for Autistic Children

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[31/01/2011] Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are developing an effective social competence curriculum, with a virtual classroom component, that could help educators meet the demand of this growing population. Social Competence Curriculum for Autistic Children - Read more

Expensive Wait for Hip Replacements

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[24/01/2011] Patients who suffer from anxiety and depression are more likely to report worse results after a hip replacement. A year-long wait for the operation also entails significant costs to both society and the individual, reveals a new thesis.Expensive Wait for Hip Replacements - Read more

New Hybrid Cochlear Implants against Partial Hearing Loss

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[14/01/2011] Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of nine centres in the U.S. which are participating in a study investigating the effectiveness of a new cochlear implant device that aims to restore hearing for patients with high-frequency hearing loss and functional low-frequency hearing. New Hybrid Cochlear Implants against Partial Hearing Loss - Read more

Helping Electric-Wheelchair Users Move more Easily

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[07/01/2011] Researchers are working on technology that will enable electric-powered wheelchairs to detect hazardous terrain and automatically adjust their control settings to maneuver more safely. Helping Electric-Wheelchair Users Move more Easily - Read more