Photo: A young woman with the device on her belly; Copyright: Josh Kim/UCI

Engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy

04/03/2019

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis.
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Photo: Blue Room featuring bus scenario; Copyright: Third Eye NeuroTech & Newcastle University

Virtual reality: Lasting effect of treatment for autism phobias

27/02/2019

Virtual reality has been shown to help children with autism with nearly 45 per cent remaining free from their fears and phobias six months after treatment. A separate study has shown for the first time that the treatment works for some autistic adults.
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Photo: Boy and a girl studying in their classroom; Copyright: panthermedia.net/alebloshka

Children with diabetes perform well in school

20/02/2019

On average, Danish children living with type 1 diabetes perform just as well in school as their classmates. This is the result of the largest study so far exploring how children with diabetes perform in school.
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Photo: Click-sonar coach Juan Ruiz while training with a kid; Copyright: Anderes Sehen e.V., www.anderes-sehen.de

"Long cane for children is a 'facilitator'– the chance to independently accomplish something"

17/08/2017

The long cane offers the possibility to be independent and effectively mobile as a person with visual impairment. Children in particular could get used to him in a playful way. The association "Anderes sehen e.V." has co-developed the children's long cane. REHACARE.com spoke to Ellen Schweizer, the founder of the association, about the fact that inclusion is not a burden, but can bring joy.
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Photo: Philipp Mahler with an avatar at MEDICA 2015

"The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children"

15/12/2015

A robot that provides a link between hospital and classroom? The project Avatar Kids makes this possible: acutely ill children are able to actively participate in school activities with the help of a tablet computer. The teacher facilitates the communication. REHACARE.com spoke with Philipp Mahler of Avatar Kids about the opportunities this project provides.
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