16/03/2018Fear of making mistakes and wider concerns about their social responsibility are among reasons why older people are rejecting digital technologies, a new study reveals.
14/03/2018Over a half of stroke patients require a degree of help with taking medicine and a sizeable minority say they do not receive as much assistance as they need, according a study published in the journal BMJ Open.
14/03/2018Cardiovascular physiology researcher Victoria Claydon's latest study, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, focuses on the results of her multi-national study, which surveyed almost 300 participants with spinal cord injuries at or above the mid-thoracic level (middle of the chest).
12/03/2018The human brain can take advantage of brain resources originally devoted to the hand to represent a prosthetic limb, a new UCL-led study concludes.
12/03/2018The high-tech aids seniors rely on to summon help if they fall might not be as effective as they'd like to believe. A new review co-written by University of Alberta researchers concludes that fall detection technologies - monitors like wearable wristbands and pendants or at-home sensors - need to be more extensively explored and tested outside lab settings for how people actually use them.
09/03/2018The RAD, an audio-based interface that can easily be integrated into existing video games, enables people who are visually impaired to play video games with the same speed and control as sighted players, with full 3D graphics and complex, challenging racetracks
07/03/2018By examining the cornea of the eye with a special microscope it may be possible within ten minutes to diagnose if a person with type 2 diabetes has nerve damage. This according to a study among diabetics in Skelleftea, north Sweden.
07/03/2018There's a cause of dementia that can sometimes be reversed, but it's often not diagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to those of other disorders. Now researchers say a simple walking test may be able to accurately diagnose the disease, according to a study published in the February online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.