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Photo: Hwan Choi with a student and a passive prosthetic; Copyright: UCF/Karen Norum

Cranking up the power setting may help some who use prosthetics

21/11/2018

Amputees who use powered prosthetic ankles may be able to avoid the energetic costs typically associated with prosthetics by cranking up the power provided by their devices.
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Photo: FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and IPC President Andrew Parsons at the signature of the new FIS-IPC agreement; Copyright: IPC

IPC and FIS sign new agreement for World Para Snow Sports

21/11/2018

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) have announced a new Cooperation Agreement for the World Para Snow Sports. The agreement was signed in early November following a meeting at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Photo: A forest road. A person walks on it. In addition, a laptop can be seen on whose screen you can see the runner's gait pattern.; Copyright: AG wearHEALTH

Mobile motion feedback to help patients reduce relieving postures when walking

19/11/2018

Patients who have received a new hip joint must first learn to walk "normally" again after the operation. A mobile gait analysis and feedback system shall help to achieve this goal. Only little technology is necessary: The movement sequences are measured via small sensors on the feet, legs, and pelvis. A software evaluates the gait and gives the user feedback so that he can improve his movement.
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Photo: Dr. Julia Belkovitz in her office; Copyright: University of Miami Health System

Study illuminates the largely unrecognized role of youth caregivers

19/11/2018

Despite the essential role youth caregivers play, little is known about how they learn to manage medications, what they know about the medicine they administer, and what kind of rewards and challenges they encounter day to day.
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Photo: Young boy playing guitar; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Chalabala

Music improves social communication in autistic children

16/11/2018

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University.
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