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Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain

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Photo: Woman with fingers crossed [30/03/2015] How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new University College London (UCL) research.Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain - Read more

Wearable device helps vision-impaired people avoid collision

Photo: Wearable device [30/03/2015] People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and increased likelihood of falls and collisions.Wearable device helps vision-impaired people avoid collision - Read more

Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago

Photo: Elderly happy man playing cards [27/03/2015] Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin, including the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago - Read more

Changing lighting for aging eyes

Photo: Elderly man reading [25/03/2015] Lighting becomes more important as people age. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), with each passing year, everyone requires more light to see properly.Changing lighting for aging eyes - Read more

Survey on accessible tourism

Photo: Wheelchair access to the beach [25/03/2015] An MBA student at the Tallinn University of Technology has launched a survey researching the currently available processes of hotel booking for travellers with access needs in Europe.Survey on accessible tourism - Read more

Physician-industry conflict of interest for MS patients

Photo: Multiple Sclerosis awareness ribbon [23/03/2015] If you're one of the nearly half a million Americans living with multiple sclerosis, you are likely dependent on disease-modifying drugs to prevent symptoms such as vision problems, balance issues and weakness. Often, these treatments have been developed through pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials in collaboration with academic or private practice physicians who care for MS patients.Physician-industry conflict of interest for MS patients - Read more

Smart textiles system prevents pressure ulcers in wheelchair users

Graphic: Drawing of a wheelchair and smart textile system [23/03/2015] The European research project PUMA (Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation) technically coordinated by the Biomechanics Institute (IBV) has developed a portable and non-invasive device to prevent and early detect the risk of Pressure Ulcer (PU) development and revert its onset for Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injured (T-SCI) individuals relying on wheelchairs.Smart textiles system prevents pressure ulcers in wheelchair users - Read more

'Smart bandage' detects bed sores before they are visible

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Photo: Smart bandage [18/03/2015] Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes - and while recovery is still possible. 'Smart bandage' detects bed sores before they are visible - Read more

Prosthetic hands, robotic trousers and biosensors – £5.3 million for health-care tech research

Photo: Prosthetic hand [16/03/2015] A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation are the focus of three research projects awarded £5.3 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).Prosthetic hands, robotic trousers and biosensors – £5.3 million for health-care tech research - Read more

Sleep apnea is common in women with pregnancy diabetes

Photo: Pregnant chinese woman [16/03/2015] Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new study from Thailand finds. Study results also connect the severity of sleep disordered breathing with higher blood glucose (sugar) levels and greater daytime sleepiness.Sleep apnea is common in women with pregnancy diabetes - Read more

 
 

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