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Exercise may be best intervention to prevent falls among elderly
Exercise alone or in combination with other assessments and interventions appears to be the most effective strategy for preventing falls causing injury among older people, a new study has found.
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Wheelchair rugby on the rise in Europe
The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has established the European Project to improve collaboration within the region to deliver Wheelchair Rugby education and development workshops. Using the talent and resources that are already available, the aim is to work with the European Union to fund these exciting projects and offer a legacy for future generations.
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Virtual reality reduces phantom pain in paraplegics
In breakthrough research led by neuroscientist Olaf Blanke and his team at EPFL, Switzerland, the scientists show that phantom body pain can be reduced in paraplegics by creating a bodily illusion with the help of virtual reality. The results are published in Neurology.
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Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy
An infusion of cells from a child's own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, according to a randomized clinical trial published this week by Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
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Lose fat, preserve muscle: Weight training beats cardio for older adults
Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts.
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Personalizing human-robot interaction may increase patient use
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have begun to discover preferences in human-robot interactions and the need to personalize those encounters to fit both the human's preferences and the designated task.
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Launch of the world’s first online platform for digital accessibility
The world’s first online platform for digital accessibility has been launched. As part of the EU’s "Prosperity4All" project, DeveloperSpace is where interested parties, developers, companies, and the scientific community come together. The aim is to develop simple, cost-effective and efficient solutions for assistive technologies.
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Paralympics: Germany reveal kit for PyeongChang 2018
The Germany Paralympic and Olympic teams modeled their kits for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games during an event held in Dusseldorf. Top German athletes such as Para alpine skiers Andrea Rothfuss and Georg Kreiter, and Para Nordic skier Clara Klug showcased the Adidas outfits during the event, alongside several Olympic counterparts.
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Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees
New North Carolina State University research into wearable robotics shows how amputees wearing these devices adapted when presented with a real-world challenge: carrying a weighted backpack. The results could assist device manufacturers and clinicians expand the utility of these important devices, and could help researchers develop smarter controllers that adapt to real-world demands.
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Brain activity is inherited, may inform treatment for ADHD, autism
Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity known as a connectotype, or brain fingerprint. A new study conducted at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, concludes that while individually unique, each connectotype demonstrates both familial and heritable relationships.
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